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Fire controlled at Sims metal recycling

Original post made on Dec 17, 2013

A two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant in Redwood City this morning is under control, although the smell of smoke and burning plastic was reported as far south as Mountain View, a fire marshal said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 11:06 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Jack
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Now we all have a little piece of Sims Recycled metal inside us all, thanks to our absorbent lungs.

Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

This company has a real problem with fires. Isn't it time they were shut down?

Posted by ShutitDown
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Among other things, complain in an email to Michael Giari Executive Director of the Port of Redwood City. His email address is:

Let's shut it down if they cant stop the toxic pollution.

Posted by Spare the Air
a resident of Jackson Park
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

And in related news:
Web Link

Posted by DougA
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Let the Market decide. Pollution will disappear if we stop regulating companies.

Posted by Port of RWC
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

Write to the Executive Director Michael Giari, Port of Redwood City and complain. His email address is:

Posted by John Ginez
a resident of another community
on Dec 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Both my wife and I did not know of the shelter in place until that evening. within a day after that we have experienced a not pleasant respiratory affliction that has lasted to this day also affecting the bronchia, sinuses, membranes etc. and hopefully will fully recover soon. My wife's Dr. told her he had seen 5 similar cases in one morning. "Light metal" like ground auto product can contain plastic, wire insulation upholstery, paint, chrome and who knows what else. I intend to try to pry pollutants i.e. smoke and gasses discharge content and concentrations from the expensive air resources agency. And all humans can be impacted differently and those more directly are not doctors of medicine with their health opinion thus very questionable. Keep your records and don't depend on that agency other than being real firm with them including documented. Their performance and expertise expressed far is of marginal quality with not knowing along with early un-substanciated opinions and conclusions. Hopefully arrogant stupidity doesn't apply.

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