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Redwood City metals fire: 'shelter in place' alert lifted

Original post made on Nov 11, 2013

Smoke from a two-alarm fire at a Redwood City metals-recycling plant triggered an air quality alert for San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties on Sunday, Nov. 10. A shelter-in-place advisory for areas affected by the smoke was lifted this morning, Nov. 11, at 6:20 a.m.

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Posted by Linda Lovenbury
a resident of another community
on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

"A large fire of burning crushed cars sent clouds of smoke over neighborhoods east of Hwy. 101 in December 2007. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District cited Sims after residue from the plant drifted into adjacent wetlands, including PCBs, and metals, which were said to be contaminating endangered species habitat". This is the second time now November 10, 2013, this company or any other company like it should not be allowed to have their type of business in Redwood City, they need to move and have their license revoked, this is not safe for anyone including the environment. We are already losing control over the inflation of apartments in the area and tons of traffic. I am not saying we all need to ride bikes and become China on wheels, I am saying over populations and accidents such as this one is not healthy for San Mateo, County, CA. Or anyone else around us... All of this needs to stop now. Stop killing the environment!

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Posted by What the Hell
a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

A very quick internet search on Sims recycling turns up at LEAST 3 Major fires at their plants within 6 mo. That is as far as I looked.

1) RWC Nov 2013
2) Jersey City N.J. Aug 2013
3) Long Marston Fire, England May 3, 2013

What the hell!