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Beach Closed Because of Sewage Spill.

OK, this just doesn’t make sense to me. On July 11th, 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled in San Pedro, California. Cabrillo Beach was closed down because of this. Nobody wants to swim through crappy water. The picnic areas were open however, apparently picnicking by sewage isn’t that big of a deal. So that much I can understand. What gets me, however, is that the beach opened up only two days later. TWO DAYS?!? For 10,000 gallons? I don’t care what they say, I’m not swimming in that. Maybe Mike Rowe would swim in poo, but not me. What it doesn’t say is whether they were able to clean up the sewage, or they just let it float out to Hawaii. Maybe it’s just the Monk in me, but I just don’t think that I could swim in water two days after that much poo was in it. It’d take maybe a couple months, if not longer. Bleah. Lake Erie has been cleaned up for years, but I still have a hard time swimming there. I remember a beach we used to like to go to in Port Clinton (you could see the nuclear reactors of the Perry Power Plant from the beach), but for a few years, every time we tried to go, it was closed due to bacteria. I think that may have colored my view of the lake.


Posted on July 19, 2007 - Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beaches to Avoid

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