EPA Orders South Bay Metal Recycler to Stop Polluting San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sims Metal Management, a company that claims to be the largest recycler of metal and electronics in the world, to stop polluting San Francisco Bay with toxic chemicals.

The EPA announced today that Sims was found during inspections last year to be illegally discharging PCBs, mercury, copper, lead, and zinc into the bay at a facility at the Port of Redwood City. The company is now “working cooperatively” to come into compliance with the Clean Water Act, according to the agency.

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