First rain of season unveils a new pollution problem: masks and gloves — pandemic PPE

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San Francisco Chronicle | Kurtis Alexander | Nov 18, 2020

Lake Tahoe is no stranger to litter but this year has brought on a new kind of litter: masks and gloves.

The Bay Area’s first rain of the season is washing away worries of wildfire and drought. But it’s also bringing a new concern: gobs of face masks flooding San Francisco Bay. Early season storms typically sweep a slurry of debris from streets and sidewalks into rivers, creeks and bays.

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