Compton Sewage Spill Causes Beach Closures in Long Beach

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beach-closed-no-swimming Beach Advisory Issued Following RainstormOn Saturday, February 11, 2012, a sewage spill in Compton flowed into the Los Angeles River, and City of Long Beach Acting Health Officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, has ordered all open coastal beaches closed.  The spill, estimated at 12,000 gallons, was due to a blocked sewer line, and was reported to Compton Public Works Department yesterday.

The Los Angeles River ends in Long Beach, where beaches will remain closed until the Long Beach Health Department testing indicates the water is safe to swim.  For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at 562.570.4199 or visit at

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