Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay-Safe Industry

Blog Post: January 25, 2013
A Hayward recycler of TVs, computers, and other electronics has volunteered to test its storm water runoff to see if it is polluting San Francisco Bay, and to reduce any pollution found. The company, e-Recycling of California, responded to Baykeeper’s suggestions for pollution controls by proposing...
Featured Stories: January 25, 2013
One of the largest processors of precious-metal-bearing electronic scrap in the western US will stop its runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay, in a new win for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign. Xstrata Recycling in San Jose agreed to install new pollution controls after Baykeeper notified...
Blog Post: December 10, 2012
For most people, a rainy forecast means carrying an umbrella—but for our new team of pollution investigators, it’s a call to action. Baykeeper staff members and Volunteer Pollution Investigators are braving rainy weather to find San Francisco Bay’s industrial polluters. When big rainstorms hit in...
Blog Post: December 7, 2012
Baykeeper is working to stop Schnitzer Steel, a metal and vehicle recycler on the Oakland Estuary, from allowing airborne dust containing toxic waste to blow into San Francisco Bay. Schnitzer Steel Oakland processes, shreds, and ships out tens of thousands of tons of scrap metal from automobiles...
Blog Post: October 17, 2012
Note: The comment period for this Action Alert is closed. Thank you to everyone who sent a message! There are more than 1,300 industrial facilities in the Bay Area, and Baykeeper’s analysis of recent data shows that ninety-five percent are contaminating San Francisco Bay or its tributaries with...
Press Release: September 11, 2012
  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Hugo Neu Corporation in support of their mission to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The grant will be vital in propelling the organization’s new Bay Safe Industry Campaign. "We thank...
Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Lakeside Nonferrous Metals, an Oakland metal recycling company, agreed last week to move one of its outdoor facilities indoors and take other measures to prevent rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued Lakeside after documenting that the recycler’s storm water runoff has...
Blog Post: September 7, 2012
The C&H Sugar Refinery, which has repeatedly contaminated Carquinez Strait in ways that deplete oxygen available to fish and other aquatic life, needs tighter pollution controls, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten controls as...
Blog Post: August 30, 2012
San Francisco Baykeeper recently filed suit in federal district court to compel cleanup at one of the Bay’s worst industrial polluters, a shipping terminal in Richmond. We took this action because the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation is allowing harmful materials stored onsite to be washed and...
Blog Post: August 28, 2012
Last week, Berkeley Forge & Tool, Inc. agreed to reduce its rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. The agreement came after Baykeeper notified Berkeley Forge that its storm water runoff contained high levels of aluminum, copper, iron, zinc, and other pollutants. Berkeley Forge...

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