Community members and experts say the Zeneca site's levels of toxic chemicals aren't adequately reduced by the company's proposed cleanup plan.
San Francisco Bay Keeper, an environmental group, reached an agreement on Friday with a storage company it sued two years ago for allegedly polluting San Francisco Bay, violating the Clean Water Act, and endangering the...
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Tagged Clean Water Act, Lauritzen channel, Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation, pollution, richmond, San Francisco Baykeeper, santa fe channel, Stormwater, toxic debris
In late March 2013, a group of about 25 attended a "Toxic Tour" of Richmond led by Communities for a Better Environment organizer Andres Soto.
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Decades of industrial pollution have left toxic contaminants in Richmond's air, water, and soil. Click on the icons to learn more.
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Tagged air pollution, Department of Toxic Substances Conrol, DTSC, environmental health, EPA, Henry Clark, North Richmond, pollution, Sherry Padgett, superfund sites, toxics, United Heckathorn, Zeneca
The site of a former Stauffer Chemical Co. plant in Richmond is still contaminated with a huge amount of toxic waste. Sherry Padgett, whose office is across the street, has spent the last decade trying...
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Tagged Department of Toxic Substances Control, DTSC, Eric Blum, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, pollution, Sherry Padgett, Stauffer Chemical Company, toxics, Zeneca site
Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin first saw Henry Clark, as so many have, at the gates of Richmond’s Chevron oil refinery. It was a blustery day in June 2003 and Clark was calling for environmental accountability...
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As Richmond Fire Department and Chevron firefighters complete joint search-and-rescue training operations at the Chevron refinery this week — a sign of cooperation between the two agencies at a time when residents and regulators are...
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Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a highly anticipated public health summit to be held in Richmond in October.
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Tagged bay area air quality management district, bill clinton, greenhouse gases, Jack Broadbent, john gioia, pollution
Richmond residents continue to struggle with elevated hazards to their health.
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Laotian Organizing Project has been working on supporting the Laotian community in Richmond to voice their opinions and fight against environmental injustice.