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Sewage spill closes south Los Angeles County beaches


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Beaches along the south Los Angeles County coast have been closed due to a spill of untreated sewage. Authorities say a sewer main line failed Thursday afternoon in the city of Carson and 6 million to 7 million gallons of sewage was discharged into the Dominguez Channel, a waterway that empties into Los Angeles Harbor. The city of Long Beach has closed all swimming areas on approximately 7 miles of its beaches. Other beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties also were closed until testing shows the bacteria levels are safe.

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