Baykeeper Updates Related to Toxic Pollutants

BK In The News: November 21, 2016
Fluffy white foam filled a Santa Clara street Friday when a fire-suppression system at a privately-owned hangar at San Jose International Airport malfunctioned... San Francisco Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren expressed some concern about the substance getting into waterways and potentially...
Blog Post: November 17, 2016
Baykeeper is urging the State Water Board and Environmental Protection Agency to limit the amount of toxic selenium allowed in San Francisco Bay. Bay Area oil refineries are the region’s largest source of selenium in the Bay, but refinery representatives have undermined efforts to institute...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...
Monthly Column: July 6, 2016
All around San Francisco Bay during Fourth of July celebrations, brightly colored fireworks light up the night sky. It’s a fun tradition. But how much does the rockets’ red glare pollute the Bay? Fireworks are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire....
Blog Post: February 18, 2016
Baykeeper’s Pollution Hotline received several pollution reports after each of two recent San Francisco fireworks shows held as part of the Super Bowl 50 festivities. The reports—from a Baykeeper board member, swimmers at the San Francisco-based Dolphin Club, and cleanup volunteers from the...
Blog Post: June 5, 2014
Update: The Alameda County fee for safe disposal of household hazardous waste was passed by the Stopwaste Board late last month. Baykeeper is glad that this program will continue to help keep toxic substances out of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper recently advocated in favor of a proposed Alameda...
BK In The News: December 16, 2013
BK In The News: November 12, 2013
A fire that raged at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City for nearly 17 hours is completely extinguished. Officials are concerned that the toxic plume of smoke shot into the air may have contaminated the area's water supply with dangerous chemicals. n addition, there is also concerns over the area...
BK In The News: November 11, 2013
REDWOOD CITY (KCBS) — A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Lisa Fasano of the district said Sims Metal Management was issued the violation in April...
BK In The News: November 1, 2013
While it’s hard to believe today, the San Francisco Estuary was one big dumping ground for cities and industry just decades ago. . .  Says Deb Self, who directs San Francisco Baykeeper, “What the Bay needs are regulations and permits with teeth, adequate monitoring to assess compliance, and...

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