Fire at Port of Benicia Harms Bay, Threatens Benicia Residents

Benicia, CA—A four alarm fire broke out at the Port of Benicia Saturday, April 9. San Francisco Baykeeper, which is currently taking legal action against the port and the Valero refinery over Clean Water Act violations, was on site, documenting the incident with video captured by drone. 

 
Baykeeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh issued the following statement: 
 
Baykeeper’s thoughts and prayers are with first responders battling to contain the fire, workers at the port, and with the residents of Benicia who may be exposed to additional air and water pollution. It is clear that the Bay will suffer as well, and we will be following up with responsible agencies to determine the extent of the pollution damage done to the Bay. 
 
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