Monday, July 28, 2014

New EPA Settlement Wants to End Sewage Spilling into the Bay

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice are working with the cities and East Bay MUD to fix thousands of feet of rotted pipes, which are leaking unsanitary waste into the water that attracts thousands of tourists each year. Raw and semi-treated sewage has been flowing into the Bay for years. A new Clean Water Act settlement announced today at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda wants to stop the discharge and is holding East Bay Cities, and the East Bay Municipal Utilities District responsible for violating the Clean Water Act. Pacifica’s Rosalie Atkinson has more.