West Berkeley Community Ambient Air Monitoring Project
PRESS CONFERENCE, West Berkeley August 28, 2007
Community air tests taken by residents near Pacific Steel Castings foundry in West Berkeley revealed high levels of toxic metals nickel and manganese. At that time Pacific Steel Casting was reported to be the third largest steel foundry of its kind in the country...according to the California Air Resources Board. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, who funded the community effort, both reviewed and confirmed the community's data collection.
Shortly after the air district approval of the community results (and under strong political pushback by the foundry and Berkeley mayor) the air district retreated from its previous support of this unique "citizen science" project. Berkeley Air Monitoring (BAM) community team members included Steve Ingraham, L A Wood and Dale Daulan.
Speakers: Peter Guerrero, UC Berkeley student Dale Dualan, L A Wood (Berkeley Citizen), Denny Larson (Global Community Monitor) and Berkeley resident Richard Spencer. West Berkeley August 28, 2007
FOR Press Conference DATA SEE: COMMUNITY DATA, AUGUST 28 , 2007