River sewage from Mexico closes California beach

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on May 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

River sewage from Mexico closes California beach

Toxic sewage is keeping people away from a beach in San Diego County.

Imperial Beach is now entirely closed to swimmers.

The contaminated runoff is coming from Mexico's Tijuana River.

Officials say more than 110 million gallons of toxic storm water has flowed north since April.

Health officials warn the sewage and other ocean pollutants can lead to infection and illness.

The closures come after protesters urged both U.S. and Mexican officials to stop untreated sewage from flowing into the U.S. from the river on rainy days.


River sewage from Mexico closes California beach

'IMPERIAL BEACH' IS NOWENTIRELY CLOSED TO SWIMMERS.THE CONTAMINATED RUNOFF ISCOMING FROM MEXICO'S TIJUANARIVER.OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 110MILLION GALLONS OF TOXIC STORMWATER HAS FLOWED NORTH SINCEAPRIL.HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN THESEWAGE AND OTHER OCEANPOLLUTANTS CAN LEAD TOINFECTION AND ILLNESS.THE CLOSURES COME AFTERPROTESTERS URGED BOTH U-S ANDMEXICAN OFFICIALS TO STOPUNTREATED SEWAGE FROM FLOWINGINTO THE U-S FROM THE TIJUANARIVER VALLEY ON RAINY DAYS.ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL ABORTION

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