Long Beach health officials announced Tuesday evening that all swimming areas west of the Belmont Pier have been reopened following last week’s sewage spill that flowed into the Los Angeles River.
Long Beach beaches remain closed today following a sewage spill on Monday that has now released about 2.4 million gallons of sewage into the Los Angeles River due to a broken pipe in Los Angeles, authorities said.
Long Beach health officials on Thursday reopened the final section of open coastal beaches that were initially closed more than two weeks ago, when a large sewage spill 33 miles upstream from the city caused high bacteria levels.
The level of bacteria tested in Long Beach’s open waters is improving, but still not safe enough for swimmers, after 250,000 gallons of sewage spilled 33 miles upstream from the city last week, health officials said Monday.
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