On June 5, the Richmond City Council will consider referring to the Planning Commission a hearing to revoke or modify the Conditional Use Permit for Sims Metal Management. As the East Bay Express reported, “On Jan. 30, multiple Richmond neighborhoods became enveloped in a heavy, black cloud of toxic smoke. The fire had sparked at the Sims Metal Management facility at 600 S. 4th St., and it prompted a shelter-in-place order that lasted nearly 11 hours.”
Subsequently, the BAAQMD issued two Notices of Violation to Sims Metal Management for (1) an “illegal fire” and (2), "causing a public nuisance." Click here for the Agenda Report.