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B. 2018-01-30 Firefighters battle toxic smoke from Richmond scrap metal fire Sims Metal Management, Richmond
2017-12-31 Spare the Air alert issued for New Year’s Day Bay Area
D. 2017-12-25 Spare the Air notice extended because of stagnant air Bay Area
E. 2017-12-11 Spare the Air alert in effect through Tuesday Bay Area
F. 2017-11-12 Big-rig crash spills fuel onto Eastbound I-80, snarling traffic Berkeley
G. 2017-09-03 Spare the Air Alert in effect for Labor Day Bay Area
H. 2017-09-01 Russians face air quality citation for smoky chimney after told to shut down consulate Russian consulate, San Francisco
I. 2017-06-17 Spare the Air Alert in effect for much of N. California Bay Area
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Activists Protest BP, Gulf Oil Spill
First Spare The Air Alert Issued
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More Oiled Wildlife Found After Bay Spill
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Tanker Spills Oil Into San Francisco Bay
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Pilot In SF Bay Spill: 10 Months In Prison
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Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
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Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
Dead birds washing up on Richardson Bay
3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay
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Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill
Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
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Oil Fire Injures 1; Shelter-In-Place
Plumas Fire Causes Hazy Bay Area Sky
Oil spill cleanup moves from water to land
Growing Oil Spill Closes Bay Beaches
Fuel spilled into Bay after ship crash
Lawmakers not satisfied with spill response
Oil spill cleanup moves from water to land
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Fuel spilled into Bay after ship crash
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Firefighters battle toxic smoke from Richmond scrap metal fire Spare the Air alert issued for New Year’s Day  The first day of 2018 will be the 17th Spare the Air day of the winter season. The air is staying dirty because of our parched December weat... Russians face air quality citation for smoky chimney after told to shut down consulate   Refinery power failure causes flaring, smoke, evacuations Map of Valero Refinery Benicia
Jan.30   Richmond


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December 2017 ... more > Top ^
Dec.31   Bay Area
Dec.25  Bay Area  Spare the Air notice extended because of stagnant air
Dec.11  Bay Area  Spare the Air alert in effect through Tuesday


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Nov.12  Highway 80  Big-rig crash spills fuel onto Eastbound I-80, snarling traffic


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May.5   Benicia
  Plumes of black smoke are prompting the evacuation of a nearby industrial park and shelter-in-place orders at two elementary schools


year 2016 Top ^

Oct.8  Bay Area  Bay Area sets record with 26th smog alert Saturday
Sep.20   Vallejo
Jul.27   Bay Area
  The fourth day in a row urban smog and smoke from the Soberanes wildfire are expected to produce unhealthy air
Jul.26   San Jose Soberanes Fire affects Bay Area air quality   Crews are battling a wildfire burning north of Big Sur in Monterey County that has grown to over 23,500 acres Tuesday Jul.14  Bay Area  Friday is third Spare the Air day in a row Jun.2  Bay Area  Spare the Air alert called for Friday May.4  South San Jose  Hazmat situation prompts temporary closure of San Jose health center

year 2015 Top ^

Aug.15   Bay Area Residents Smelling Smoke From Northern Wildfires
  Police and fire departments from across the Bay Area were inundated with 911 calls, with people saying they were smelling and seeing smoke
Jul.28  Bay Area  Spare the Air Alert called for Tuesday and Wednesday Apr.9   Oakland Hills Birds die after cement flow into creek Jan.11   Bay Area 11th in a row Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect  This is the eleventh alert in a row, and the seventeenth alert overall for the season

year 2014 Top ^

Sep.21   Fishermans Wharf WWII-era ship leaks fuel into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf
Jul.14   San Rafael   Tanker overturned and spilled fuel onto roadway   Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Rafael is closed in both directions near San Quentin State Prison this morning May.13  Bay Area  Spare the Air Alert for today and tomorrow

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.12   Bay Area Record streak continues for Winter Spare the Air Alerts  We're on our fifth Spare the Air night in a row. This is a first for the Bay Area and we could have another Spare the Air Alert issued for T... Nov.10   Redwood City Redwood City fire sends smoke over wide area
Oct.4   Bay Area Solano County grass fire prompts Bay Area smoke advisory Aug.25   San Francisco SF water, power supply remain safe as Rim Fire grows

year 2012 Top ^

Aug.9   Bay Area Heat wave, unhealthy air quality hits Bay Area
Aug.8  Richmond  'Flare up' causes more alarm at Chevron refinery Aug.7   Richmond Refinery fire out, shelter order lifted

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.11   UC Berkeley 1,700-gallon fuel spill into creek   A 1,711-gallon diesel fuel spill on Saturday night washed from an underground tank into Strawberry Creek and possibly beyond Dec.6  Bay Area  Winter's first spare-the-air alert Sep.20   Bay Area Second straight Spare the Air declared
Aug.2  San Bruno  PG&E identifies mystery odor during check Mar.18   UC Berkeley Harmless traces of radiation detected

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.24   Marin County Up to 3M gallons leaked to Marin creek   County officials are tripling their estimate of how much sewage leaked into Corte Madera Creek over the past week Nov.10  Martinez  Refinery sending thick smoke into air Oct.23  Rodeo  ConocoPhillips tries to shut down refinery Aug.22   Bay Area First Spare The Air Alert Issued  The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued its first smog alert of this summer. Air quality on Monday is expected to be unhealthy Jul.30  Berkeley  Activists Protest BP, Gulf Oil Spill Jul.3  San Jose  Warehouse Fire Prompts Shelter-In-Place Jun.15  SF City Hall  Cell Phone Radiation Law Gets OK Mar.27  Caltrain  Train Horns Not To Loud On Peninsula Feb.25  Sebastopol  Safety concerns over PG&E SmartMeters Feb.19  San Francisco  Operators Of Ship In Bay Spill Fined $10M Feb.17   Napa PG&E soil tests to force tenants to move
Jan.9  Bay Area  Spare The Air Day Declared For Sunday

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.24  Bay Area  No Fires For Xmas; Spare The Air Alert Nov.25  Bay Area  Bay Area Officials Issue Air Quality Alert Nov.1  Alameda  More Oiled Wildlife Found After Bay Spill Oct.31  Bay  Coast Guard Scoops Up Oil In SF Bay Oct.30   Bay Tanker Spills Oil Into San Francisco Bay
  U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding to an oil spill from the Dubai Star tanker anchored in the San Francisco Bay Aug.28   South SF Ammonia leak. Thousands evacuated
Aug.13  San Francisco  Filthy power plant to close Jul.17   San Francisco   Pilot In SF Bay Spill: 10 Months In Prison
  John Cota, 61, of Petaluma, was sentenced in federal court to 10 months in prison for his role in a spill of more than 53,000 gallons Jul.2  Richmond  Chevron expansion on hold May.30  Dublin  Evacuated Residents Return After Spill May.16  Bay Area  Spare The Air Alert For 2nd Day In A Row Feb.25  Richmond  Sewage Spill Prompts Warning  SF City Hall  S.F. pushes PG&E on bay sediment probe Feb.21  Sausalito  Marin authorities lift sewage spill advisory Feb.17   Sausalito Sewage Spilling Into SF Bay
Map of Fort Baker Sausalito  Partially treated sewage was spilling at least 36,000 gallons. A defective pipe joint is responsible for the incident

year 2008 Top ^

Jun.26   Bay Area Smoke Invades Bay Area
  Smoke from the hundreds of wildfires burning throughout N. California made the sun appear pink as it rose and has caused health concerns Jun.14  Marin County  Beach opens after Cosco residue cean-up Jun.7  Richmond  City caps 'drty' crude at Chevron refinery May.14   Martinez Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill
May.6   Richmond Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill  Richmond  Chemical Spill Reaches San Pablo Bay May.5  Richmond  Shelter-in-place after chemical leak Mar.29  San Francisco  City to go dark for Earth Hour Feb.10   Marin County More Dead Birds Along Richardson Bay Feb.9   Marin County Dead birds washing up on Richardson Bay  65 birds have shown up dead including about a dozen yesterday. Many suspect that two recent sewage spills may be to blame Feb.2  Mill Valley  Waters near Bay sewage spill contaminated  Livermore Lab  Delay in notifying workers about exposure   Mill Valley 3 Million Gallons Of Sewage Spills Into Bay
  Nearly 3 million gallons of partially treated sewage and storm water spilled into an arm of the SF Bay from a water treatment plant
Jan.29   Highway 101 Gas Spill Closes Hwy.101 Both Ways   All northbound and southbound lanes were blocked due to gasoline leaking from a big rig onto the roadway, a virtual standstill on the Penins... Jan.28  Half Moon Bay  Oil washed up on beaches Jan.7  SF Downtown  Crews working to contain spill

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.6  San Francisco  Test in S.F. finds lead in lots of toys Nov.20  San Francisco  Fishermen File Class-Action Suit In Spill Nov.19   San Francisco Lawmakers not satisfied with spill response
Nov.17  Pacifica  Beaches reopen as spill cleanup continues Nov.12   San Francisco Oil spill cleanup moves from water to land Nov.11  San Francisco  Feinstein: Spill should not have happened Nov.10  San Francisco  Coast Guard Doubles Clean Up Effort Nov.9  San Francisco  Pilot of SF Bay oil ship spill investigated   San Francisco Multipart cleanup effort continued Nov.8   San Francisco   Growing Oil Spill Closes Bay Beaches
  Coast Guard crews spent the night working on cleaning up 58,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the bay after a container ship bumped the Bay Bridge
 The oil spill has prompted the closures of at least 7 beaches, including Fort Point, Baker Beach, China Beach, Crissy Field, Rodeo Beach, Black Sand and Kirby Cove. The Coast Guard characterized the spill as a 'medium sized' and 'not too difficult to clean up'
Nov.7   Bay Bridge   Fuel spilled into Bay after ship crash  The collision, blamed on low visibility due to dense fog, knocked a 100-foot section of the fender that protects the tower Oct.29  San Francisco  Groups sue over 'mothball fleet' pollution Oct.5  San Jose City Hall  SJ To Unveil Green Vision For City Sep.6   Bay Area Plumas Fire Causes Hazy Bay Area Sky  The fires in Santa Clara County and in Plumas County produced large amounts of smoke and ash Aug.30  San Francisco  Rising Temps Spark 2nd 'Spare The Air' Jul.31  Martinez  Massive Chemical Cleanup Far From Over Jul.11  Alameda County  Trash Pileup Poses Serious Health Risk Jun.6  San Jose City Hall  City to cut greenhouse gases by 25% Apr.10  San Jose  Hazmat Spill At Plant Spurs Evacuations Jan.16  Highway 880  Big Rig Cleared After Fructose Spill Jan.15   Richmond Oil Fire Injures 1; Shelter-In-Place

year 2006 Top ^

Nov.13  San Francisco  Sewage Spews Onto Streets Along Beach Aug.20  Highway 4  Big rig crash made fuel spill Aug.9   San Francisco Drill Replicate Boat Crash, Oil Spill
Jul.19  San Francisco  Temps Trigger Spare The Air Day Jun.26  BART  'Spare The Air Day' Means Free Commute Jun.22   BART Free Commutes 2 Days For Spare The Air Jun.6  East Palo Alto  Shelter-In-Place May.15   SF Bayview PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant Jan.7  Martinez  Oil spill at Boat Marina

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.18  Highway 101  Huge Chemical Spill on I-101 Jun.5  SF Downtown  Al Gore: Global Warming a Real Threat

year 2004 Top ^

Oct.12   Bay Area Bay Area Skies Filled with Smoke and Haze
Sep.22  Oakland  Complains About Tap Water Sep.17  Redwood City  Chemical Release in Grocery Store Jul.5  Martinez  Burn Off from Refinery Clouds Skies May.26   Half Moon Bay 1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled Apr.29   East Contra Costa Diesel pipeline spill fouls marsh

year 2003 Top ^

Jul.29  Oakland Downtown  Fire Station Shut Down in Dispute Jul.17  Pittsburg  Train pulling chemicals derails Apr.15  Pacifica  Water Main Break, Possible Contamination

year 2002 Top ^

Jan.26  Martinez  Sulfur gas release

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.29   Richmond Chemical released from plant  Shelter-in-place ordered after sulfur trioxide was released from General Chemical Corp. Oct.17   Martinez Cloud over refinery