The Industry

Pacific Steel Casting Company

Pacific Steel Casting Company (PSC) must be transparent, work collaboratively with all stakeholders, employ best practices like toxic use reduction, modernize facilities to prevent fugitive emissions, properly use the best available control technology, and comprehensively protect workers, the rest of the community and the environment.

PSC’s website

PSC’s odor management plan

More about PSC

Data

Community Odor Complaints 2000–2014 annual complaints about PSC’s emissions

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for current and proposed substances at PSC

Steel Founders’ Society of America has a member page for PSC

Google map of PSC and vicinity

Experts

Chasing the Wind: Regulating Pollution in the Common Law State. This analysis of law and policy includes sections of chapters 7 and 8 that discuss PSC. Author: Noga Morag-Levine, Ph.D. of Michigan State University College of Law.

Toxic Use Reduction Institute. This authoritative Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction (TUR) Act resource shows why the Alliance advocates a TUR approach for cleaning up PSC.

Letter Recommending TUR to PSC. Part 1 of analysis of the scientific and economic reasons for TUR. Author: Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D. of UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Follow Up Letter Regarding PSC. Part 2 of analysis of the scientific and economic reasons for TUR. Author: Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D. of UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Polluting Industries in West Berkeley. Summary of 2005 West Berkeley industrial emissions reported to California Air Resources Board. Author: Peter Guerrero.

Community Members

PSCinfo. Inactive wiki presenting commentary and questions

MOMMA. Inactive organization Mothers and Others for Monitoring Metals in the Air

Berkeley Citizen. Community member opinion site with air quality section

Regarding the BAAQMD-mandated Health Risk Assessment (HRA) of PSC:
First community member’s critique
Second community member’s critique