November 23, 2014
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental officials will be testing the water quality near Sausalito after a sewage spill dumped raw sewage into San Francisco Bay.
The spill was first reported just after noon Sunday. It forced the closure of Swede's Beach, a popular waterfront stretch south of
Sausalito Chief of Police Scott Paulin says the spill was caused by a blockage in a pipe at a nearby pump station.
It's not known how much sewage was spilled, but some witnesses say the sewage began flowing into the bay as early as 9 p.m.
This weekend's spill comes after two spills in January dumped millions gallons of sewage into Richardson Bay.
Officials blamed those spills on strong rainstorms overcoming
the sewer system.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,
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