Dioxins Sticking Around

Estuary News

Angling from boats or Bay shorelines remains a popular pastime, and even a source of subsistence...  Still, says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, cities bordering the Bay should make better use of swales, infiltration basins, and other landscape features to capture and filter stormwater before it reaches the Bay. “More green infrastructure and more efforts to manage municipal storm runoff seems to be the most feasible solution for addressing dioxin-like compounds, as well as a lot of other contaminants that make their way into the Bay,” Wren says.