From the Chronicle: Raw Sewage in the Bay
"Aging pipes force sewage into San Francisco Bay"Joan Petrosh and her friends were tossing fishing lines into the bay last week, hoping for bites from the striped bass and stingrays they usually catch.
The setting? On the Richmond-area shoreline - in front of one of the main outflow points for partially treated sewage in the Bay Area.
"There's no way we would eat anything we catch," Petrosh said, watching one of the lines buck with what looked like a bite. "Just think of the bay - it's too contaminated. We just catch 'em for fun and throw 'em right back."
Little did she know how contaminated the water really was.