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2020-06-23 01:31:52 UTC
has been closed to swimmers after sewage contamination flowed
from Mexico's Tijuana River.
The San Diego County Department of Environment, Health issued a
warning on Sunday, expanding the closure of the southern part of
the Imperial Beach to the citys entire shoreline.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, over 110 million
gallons of toxic storm water has flowed from the Tijuana River
since April, while the southern part of the coast along the
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge has been closed since
Sewage spill flowing across Mexican border into CAVideo
The closure of the shoreline will remain until testing shows
that the water is safe to swim. Some locals reportedly took it
to the streets to pressure the officials to address the water
pollution issue, with some reportedly holding signs reading
stop the poop.
The pollution is becoming increasingly endemic as San Diego
often suffers from water rushing across the city picking up
trash as the city is based at the end of large watershed that
starts in the mountains in and around Tijuana, according to the
A collection system aimed at diverting flows of water to
wastewater treatment plant, operated by the federal government,
often gets overwhelmed due to rain, leading to the pollution of
The state of California and its cities sued last year the
federal government for the sewage-contamination flows from
Mexico. The federal lawsuit contends that federal inaction has
led to tens of millions of gallons of "almost continuous"
sewage, and seeks to force federal officials to upgrade systems
to divert polluted flows.
The defense attorneys said that the government cannot be held
responsible for the overflowing, the newspaper reported.