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E News: November 15, 2017
The Cosco Busan oil spill 10 years later, a new Bay-Safe industry win, kitchen tips for a healthy Bay & more Monthly Update for November 2017 Toxic ash from North Bay fires poses a threat to the Bay Cosco Busan oil spill 10 years later 40th victory for cleaning up toxic industrial...
Blog Post: November 10, 2017
The devastating wildfires that swept through Napa and Sonoma last month have caused unprecedented damage to families, homes, and businesses. Unfortunately, the disaster also poses a new threat to San Francisco Bay in the form of toxic ash washing into local rivers and creeks that drain to the Bay...
Blog Post: November 9, 2017
In the 40th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Darling Ingredients has agreed to prevent rainwater contaminated with pollutants that harm fish and other wildlife from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. Darling Ingredients operates a food processing by-product...
BK In The News: November 9, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship hit a support tower on the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,500 gallons of dense bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper, pointed to the Cosco...
BK In The News: November 7, 2017
The Bay was blanketed in fog on the morning of November 7, 2007 as the container ship M/V Cosco Busan steamed out of the Port of Oakland, toward the Golden Gate... Some conservation groups, such as San Francisco Baykeeper, have criticized the amount spent on recreation. Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
Featured Stories: November 7, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship ran into the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. Initially, the amount spilled was vastly underestimated, so response equipment was slow to arrive at the scene, and the oil spread. Boaters...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
With a wet weekend on the horizon, the first since the devastating North Bay wildfires, officials at state and local agencies are worrying about what winter rains will carry into the bay. "We are really concerned about all the toxins," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco...
BK In The News: November 2, 2017
The rain expected in the Bay Area is creating worry in the North Bay, where it’s feared the upcoming showers will mix with toxic ash and chemicals and wash right into some streams... Environment non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper says any number of chemicals could be present and ultimately end up...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2017
Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, more than 53,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into San Francisco Bay. The disaster happened when a 900-foot container ship, the Cosco Busan, side-swiped a Bay Bridge tower, gashing open two of the ship’s fuel tanks. The damage was compounded because the ship...
BK In The News: November 1, 2017
Federal and state officials are investigating whether the city of Alameda has violated a court order to keep raw sewage from flowing into the bay... "We read it as there's a trigger for getting the lines replaced," said Baykeeper's Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh. "The building permits should...

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