That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Stadium or not A’s will push lawsuit against Schnitzer and State of California

(Sep 17, 2018 photo from Noah Berger to the SF Chronicle) The proposed site of the Oakland A’s new ball park Howard Terminal where shipping containers sit and where Schnitzer Steel conducts business. The A’s are suing Schnitzer over contamination issues.

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary:

#1 The Oakland A’s said regardless whether they get the new park at Howard Terminal at Jack London Square their still suing the State of California Toxic Substances Control because of Schnitzer Steel’s continuous contamination of the soil near the site of the A’s proposed park

#2 The A’s contend that Schnitzer is shredding over 200,000 tons of metal steel that is contaminating the air, water and soil next to the A’s stadium site. The A’s who filed the lawsuit on August 5th in Alameda Superior Court is asking for legal fees and demanding waste hazardous control and that Schnitzer clean up the toxic waste.

#3 The State of California Toxic Substances Control has been named as a defendant in the case because of their failure to enforce Schnitzer to clean up hazardous materials over the last 30 years according to A’s team president David Kaval.

#4 Kaval said that West Oakland has been suffering from high levels of pollution, health problems, asthma, heart disease, and Covid and the A’s are seeking a clean up plan from the Toxic Substances Control. Director of Public Affairs for Schnitzer Steel Colin Kelly said the A’s lawsuit is an attack on Schnitzer Steel saying the company has spent over $30 million in clean up and is a leader in emissions clean up at the Schnitzer Oakland facility.

#5 Kaval said whether or not the A’s get the park built at Howard Terminal the club will pursue the lawsuit against Schnitzer and the state Toxic Substances Control because the A’s offices are located at Jack London Square and it’s a separate issue from the ballpark.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish play by play announcer heard on 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at


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