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L.B. beaches closed after sewage spill

August 13, 2008 8:21:38 AM PDT
A sewage spill has shut down four miles of beaches in Long Beach.A sewer line broke and spewed 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into Compton Creek. The creek flows into the Los Angeles River, which leads to the Pacific Ocean.

The health department will continue testing the water and will reopen the beaches when bacteria levels are safe again.


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