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Sewage Spill in Boyle Heights Causes Long Beach Closure

Beaches closed until tests show bacteria level is safe

A sewage spill in downtown Los Angeles flowed into the L.A. River on Monday and prompted officials in Long Beach to shut down the city's beaches.

The spill occurred near 6th Street and Mission Road in Boyle Heights, according to Paul Gomez, a spokesman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

Long Beach officials estimate the spill involved about 108,000 gallons.

Dr. Mauro Torno, the acting health officer for Long Beach, decided to shut down swimming along the coast until tests show the water is safe.


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