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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998 | ROBERT GAMMON
About 200 gallons of raw sewage bubbled out of a clogged sewer pipe, onto the pavement and down a storm drain near Ventura Harbor on Thursday afternoon, officials said. However, none of the effluent reached the ocean. City officials quickly turned off the water to nearby businesses and homes, which stopped the sewage from being flushed into the harbor. "We are convinced that it was all contained," said Bob Gallagher, community services manager of the county Environmental Health Division.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spewed from an underground water-pump system into the street Wednesday night and into the storm drain system flowing toward the ocean, authorities said. The spill apparently occurred when a pump malfunctioned at the Cypress Villa Apartments at 201 N. East St. at 9:30 p.m., Fire Department dispatcher Jonathan Wilkes said.
NEWS
April 19, 1985 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Up to 10 million gallons a day of raw sewage are flowing into the New River, which crosses into California and empties into the Salton Sea, as a result of a major break in an underground sewage line in Mexicali, state and federal officials said Thursday. The break occurred April 4 along a 150- to 200-yard-long section of an underground concrete collector pipe that carries raw sewage to a Mexicali treatment plant. U.S. officials were not informed until a week later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1985 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, Times Staff Writer
Bowing to opposition from south Orange County residents, the Aliso Water Management Agency on Thursday unexpectedly dropped its bid to reduce treatment of raw sewage before it is dumped in the ocean off Aliso Beach. "It was unanimously concluded . . . that the environmental protection and enhancement of the ocean environment is more important than the apparent economic benefits of reduced treatment," AWMA board Chairman John V. Foley announced Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1985 | PHIL WILLON, Times Staff Writer
All of Sail Bay in Mission Bay Park was closed Wednesday morning because of a massive raw sewage spill that was dumping 300 gallons per minute into the water from a ruptured main sewage line. The quarantine is expected to last at least one week. The closure will also mean that Saturday's San Diego Crew Classic will have to be moved to East Mission Bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1987
A private sewage main for a condominium project was spewing raw sewage into the San Diego River Floodway Tuesday night at a rate of one to two gallons per minute, the county health department reported. Workers were attempting to repair the main in the 3000 block of Rue d'Orleans near Midway Drive after the leak was discovered at 8:40 p.m., said Larry Bodenhamer, a hazardous-materials specialist.
NEWS
August 13, 1995 | Associated Press
Fumes from a sewage line backup at Denver International Airport sent 16 employees to hospitals with headaches, nausea and cramps. The line under the airport's toll plaza backed up when a power surge burned out a pump Thursday night. Up to 1 inch of raw sewage seeped through floor drains in part of an underground pedestrian tunnel, said airport spokesman Steve Klodt. The tunnel links the airport's parking administration building with toll booths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
Two spills on Tuesday sent more than 24,000 gallons of raw sewage into Chollas Creek and 120 gallons into Mission Bay, health officials said. The larger spill occurred about 5 p.m. Monday evening when sewage began pouring out of a manhole cover near 52nd and Spruce streets in East San Diego, said San Diego Health Services Department spokeswoman Yvonne Rehg. The flow, estimated at 100 gallons a minute, was still steady as of 9 p.m., she said. She said the cause of the spill was unknown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992
Rain and road erosion were blamed for the rupture of a Santa Clarita sewage line Saturday that was pumping about 1,200 gallons of raw sewage a minute into the Santa Clara River, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. Officials said it would take up to two days to repair the pipe, which broke when rain-soaked earth gave way near a bridge spanning the Santa Clara River. Deputies on routine patrol at 5:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1988 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
One thousand feet of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point will be closed to swimmers and surfers at least until Tuesday because of a spill of an estimated 500,000 gallons of raw sewage, health authorities said Friday. The overflow, which occurred in Mission Viejo, was halted within three hours after it was discovered Thursday, according to Jim Smith, operations manager for the Moulton Niguel Water District. Smith said the effluent was expected to be "greatly diluted" by Friday afternoon.
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