Los Angeles County closes beaches due to massive sewage spill
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County authorities in Los Angeles, USA, were forced to close several beaches in the region due to a large-scale sewage spill. Writes about this The Hill.
Long Beach City reported that on Thursday, December 30, 2021, a sewer line failed, leaving up to seven million gallons (26.5 thousand cubic meters) untreated in the Dominguez Canal, which flows into Los Angeles Harbor. Wastewater.
After the sewage spill, which was recognized as the largest in the history of the region, seven beaches in Long Beach were closed on January 1 and 2, 2022, and another in Orange County.
It is noted that sewage water even got into the streets of cities. Local residents complained on social media about the stench in some areas and demanded a thorough investigation of the incident.
In July last year, it was said that the deterioration of treatment facilities and problems with sewage represent a danger to the development of the resort environment in Crimea. The plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District, Vladimir Ustinov, said that in order to improve the tourist environment on the peninsula, it is urgently necessary to put in order the treatment facilities.