Camp Pendleton sewage spill prompts beach closures

CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) – Beaches north of Oceanside were closed Monday
after an estimated 18,000 gallons of sewage spilled near the Santa Margarita
River.

About 4:40 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle crashed into a sewer pipe on Camp
Pendleton, prompting the spill, according to the San Diego County Department of
Environmental Health.

Crews were able to recover about 8,000 gallons from the spill but an
estimated 10,000 gallons of sewage drained into the river, said county
spokesman Mark McPherson.

Signs warning of contamination will remain posted in the area until
follow-up testing shows the water to be safe, McPherson said.

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