Containing a Toxic Mess 

The Selby Slag Site near Rodeo has been leaching heavy metals into the Bay for a century, and though it may never be cleaned up, it could be fully contained within five years.

For a full century, between 1872 and 1972, a metal smelting and refining plant operated on the East Bay shore just north of Rodeo. Suffice to say it's the sort of thing that wouldn't fly nowadays. The plant released huge quantities of…

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