SANTA MONICA, CA — L. a. County Public Well being officers as quickly as extra Monday prolonged an ocean water use warning for people planning To go To 2 L. a. seashores after a 17-million gallon sewage spill final month.
Well being officers warned people to Watch out of swimming, shopping, and having fun with in ocean waters round discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers On The subsequent seashores:
- Mothers Seashore in Marina Del Rey
- Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
A quantity of seashores Inside the Santa Monica Bay have been issued warnings following the spill July 11, collectively with Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and San Pedro.
Rep. Ted Lieu, who represents communities influenceed by the spill, final week referred to as for an investigation by the Environmental Safety Agency and Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“Given the severity of current incidents, The subsequent and continued discharge of undealt with and partially dealt with wastewater shut to extremely trafficked seashores, and The scarcity of clear communication by The metropolis of L. a., an investigation into The power’s operations, response, and environmental influence is warranted,” Lieu, D-Torrance, wrote in a letter to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and NOAA Administrator Richard W. Spinard.
“As a Outcome of the metropolis of L. a. discharged this wastewater and facility operators tried repairs, key native first responders and shut toby cities Weren’t immediately educated of the discharge Inside the shut toby ocean,” he said, including that It Might have violated a 2007 California regulation he authored To reinforce reporting of sewage spills.
Go to the county’s internet website to study extra about beach circumstances or name 1-800- 525-5662.