STOPPING POLLUTERS
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STOPPING POLLUTERS
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STOPPING POLLUTERS
Photo: Robb Most
STOPPING POLLUTERS

Stopping Polluters

Baykeeper defends the Bay and holds polluters accountable

The health of San Francisco Bay and the people who live near it is constantly threatened by polluting activities. All around the Bay, polluters dump toxic metals, oil and coal, industrial chemicals, trash, and raw sewage into the water.

Baykeeper holds polluters accountable by enforcing the Clean Water Act and other laws that protect the Bay and its people. We require polluters to comply with the law, and we make sure they fix their pollution problems to stop harming the Bay.

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What recent atmospheric rivers reveal about Bay Area's aging wastewater systems

ABC 7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tens of millions of gallons of sewage and stormwater were released into San Francisco Bay from aging treatment plants and stormwater systems that were overwhelmed by the deluge...

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Storms lead to sewage in San Francisco Bay

Axios

What's happening: More than 3 million gallons of sewage have made their way into creeks, roadways, neighborhoods and the bay since Dec. 31, according to an analysis by the Examiner of wastewater data...

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West Berkeley maintenance hole overflowed with sewage on New Year’s Eve

Berkeleyside

Under normal conditions, flush your toilet and the bowl contents travel through a series of underground pipes to a water treatment facility for sanitizing. Same with dirty dishwater. But enter...

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