Sewage spill near border

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A spill of roughly two million gallons of sewage into
the Tijuana River left an already contaminated stretch of shoreline just north
of the U.S.-Mexico line further fouled.

The wastewater drained out of a ruptured pipeline in the Rio Alamar area
of Baja California for about 12 hours, starting at midday Tuesday, according
to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.

The north-flowing river carried the contaminants across the
international border and into the ocean west of San Ysidro. The pollution was
expected to affect a several-mile stretch of shoreline south of Imperial Beach,
which was already posted for health hazards due to rain-driven sewage that has
entered the surf since the middle of March, the DEH advised.

Signs warning of contaminated waters will stand in the affected areas
until follow-up testing deems them safe again for recreational uses.

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