Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: April 9, 2014
When Helen Dickson moved to the Bay Area a year ago, one of the first things she did was to contact Baykeeper and offer to be a Volunteer Pollution Investigator. Since then, she has not only tracked down potential industrial polluters, she’s also helped Baykeeper coordinate our volunteer...
Blog Post: March 12, 2014
Joining with a coalition of environmental groups, Baykeeper recently helped scuttle a proposal by developers for a new facility to export coal from the Port of Oakland. Coal breaks apart easily, forming dust that contains mercury, arsenic, uranium, and other toxic substances. Transporting millions...
Featured Stories: March 11, 2014
Marine Express, Inc., an Alameda company that repairs and services ships, agreed last week to install controls to keep toxic substances from running off its shoreline facility into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Marine Express after documenting pollution from...
Blog Post: December 16, 2013
Pacific Galvanizing in Oakland agreed last week to keep runoff contaminated with metals from flowing into nearby storm drains that empty into San Francisco Bay. The agreement settled Baykeeper’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against Pacific Galvanizing, and will protect the Bay from pollutants that...
Blog Post: November 18, 2013
Instead of running off into San Francisco Bay, contaminated storm water from Premier Recycle in San Jose will be pumped to storage containers and reused onsite. This new victory in Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is a result of our successful Clean Water Act lawsuit against Premier Recycle....
Blog Post: November 15, 2013
In response to Baykeeper’s lawsuit, U.S. Pipe and Foundry recently agreed to stop polluted storm water from leaving its Union City pipe manufacturing facility. Runoff containing heavy metals and other toxic substances has been flowing off the U.S. Pipe and Foundry site into Ward Creek, a tributary...
Blog Post: November 4, 2013
In the latest legal victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, the city of Sunnyvale recently agreed to install controls to protect San Francisco Bay from polluted runoff from its waste transfer facility, which handles 1,500 tons per day of trash and recyclables from Sunnyvale, Mountain...
Blog Post: September 17, 2013
As a result of Baykeeper’s lawsuit, SOS Steel Company, Inc. last week agreed to clean up its pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the Santa Clara steel fabricator after finding that rainy-season runoff from the site was contaminated with toxic metals and chemicals. The company fabricates...
Blog Post: September 4, 2013
(Note: This Action Alert closed on September 19, 2013.) The state's top water management agency is considering a new permit governing industrial runoff pollution that largely maintains the status quo and is unlikely to protect or improve California waterways. California's State Water Resources...
Monthly Column: September 3, 2013
Even those of us who commute by ferry may not realize that the Bay Area has more than 1,300 industrial facilities that collectively are responsible for one of the Bay’s greatest pollution problems. The dirty facilities that dot our warehouse districts and frontage roads are largely out of sight of...

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