Long Beach Reopened After Raw Sewage Spill

LONG BEACH (CBS) — The strand along Long Beach was reopened on Friday after tests proved a raw sewage spill in Burbank this week did not contaminate open coastal waters.

The precautionary closure was prompted by reports of a 50,000-gallon raw sewage spill that entered the Los Angeles River in Burbank Tuesday, said Michael Johnson of the Long Beach City Manager’s Office.

“Water samples collected along the entire open coastal beach for two consecutive days following the spill showed no indication of contamination from the spill,” Johnson said in a statement.

Johnson said water quality monitoring will continue in the area on a weekly basis.

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