Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: July 30, 2019
Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t? We make them keep trying. The companies install additional pollution controls, and they keep taking water samples to monitor the controls' effectiveness, until the illegal contamination is...
Blog Post: June 28, 2019
More than 1,600 industrial facilities operate in the San Francisco Bay watershed. Many handle toxic materials like heavy metals and industrial chemicals. If they don’t take steps to contain waste and runoff, these facilities release harmful pollution into the Bay.  Baykeeper keeps a close...
Featured Stories: June 28, 2019
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 45 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 45 victories include...
Monthly Column: March 5, 2019
One day in 2011, Baykeeper staff was on a regular patrol of San Francisco Bay in our boat—when we came across something awful. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had placed huge, looming piles of dark black material at the edge of the water. Wind was blowing black dust from the piles...
Blog Post: February 7, 2019
In 2011, Baykeeper staff members were conducting a regular patrol on the Bay and came across a highly toxic polluting activity. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had put large piles of coal at the edge of the water, and wind was blowing black dust from the piles directly into the Bay....
BK In The News: November 22, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a federal agency is discharging polluted storm water in the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division against...
Monthly Column: July 3, 2018
We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. The stockpiles of toxic black coal that usually tower along the Richmond shoreline were the smallest I’d seen in my 15 years on patrol. I’d expected coal stockpiles to be even higher than in the past...
Blog Post: June 1, 2018
In Baykeeper’s 44th Bay-Safe Industry win, Containers Unlimited has agreed to stop pollution of San Francisco Bay from its Oakland recycling facility. Baykeeper’s investigation found that the Containers Unlimited facility was releasing polluted runoff with high levels of heavy metals, chemical...
Blog Post: May 14, 2018
In the 43rd victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, The Newark Group, Inc., a San Jose paper recycling facility, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its San Jose site and into San Francisco Bay. The runoff from Newark’s recycling facility has been contaminated...
Blog Post: May 11, 2018
In Baykeeper’s latest victory to stop industrial pollution in San Francisco Bay, Deal Auto Company, located in Contra Costa County near Richmond, has agreed to prevent contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. A used auto parts business, Deal Auto Company had a...

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