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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The massive sewage outfall pipe that ruptured here in early February, which continues to spew up to 180 million gallons of partially treated effluent daily only 3,100 feet from shore, will now cost $16 million to repair, city officials said. Initial cost projections for repairing the sewage rupture were placed at $10 million, then upgraded to $10.8 million. Officials said the additional funds are needed to apply more ballast rock for support.
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May 23, 1992
A buildup of trapped air in a 29-year-old pipe triggered an explosion that, for two months, contaminated beaches here with billions of gallons of partially treated waste, according to preliminary findings by a firm investigating the cause of the rupture. If the finding proves true, it would bolster the contention of some city sewage workers that human error resulted in the formation of a giant bubble that burst the pipe.
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NEWS
May 23, 1992
A buildup of trapped air in a 29-year-old pipe triggered an explosion that, for two months, contaminated beaches here with billions of gallons of partially treated waste, according to preliminary findings by a firm investigating the cause of the rupture. If the finding proves true, it would bolster the contention of some city sewage workers that human error resulted in the formation of a giant bubble that burst the pipe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The massive sewage outfall pipe that ruptured here in early February, which continues to spew up to 180 million gallons of partially treated effluent daily only 3,100 feet from shore, will now cost $16 million to repair, city officials said. Initial cost projections for repairing the sewage rupture were placed at $10 million, then upgraded to $10.8 million. Officials said the additional funds are needed to apply more ballast rock for support.
NEWS
February 10, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacific storm bringing heavy surf spelled more trouble Sunday for contaminated San Diego County beaches, and shut down efforts to repair a damaged sewage pipe. Health officials said the contamination off Ocean Beach was decreasing, but they were concerned that the storm might reverse that trend. As storm waves broke over the deck of a repair barge Sunday night, workers were airlifted to shore and the barge was towed into San Diego Bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1987
A debris-clogged storm drain in Mission Valley caused 10,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the San Diego River on Thursday. Much of the sewage eventually made its way to Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, according to the county Department of Health Services. "We estimate about 10,000 gallons flowed into the San Diego River--which flows into the Dog Beach area of Ocean Beach--from a storm drain at 4:45 p.m. Thursday," said county spokesman Lyn Wallis.
NEWS
March 6, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
In one of the largest sewage spills in state history, a pipe leading from an unreliable sewage pump station in San Diego's burgeoning northern tier ruptured Thursday, causing the station to shut down as millions of gallons of raw sewage flowed into a nearby lagoon and eventually into the ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (949) 248-2168
The California Regional Water Quality Control Board staff is expected to determine by the end of the month whether the city is financially liable for two recent sewage spills. The San Diego board, which governs southern Orange County, met in Laguna Beach City Hall on Wednesday to address sewage overflows in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990
A section of Ocean Beach will be closed to swimmers and Lake Hodges may be closed to fishermen this week because of two sewage spills in San Diego County on Sunday night. In the larger of the spills, which authorities said were unrelated, about 12,600 gallons of sewage flowed down a canyon near Moon Song Court into Lake Hodges, said Gary Stephany, deputy director of the county's environmental services department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1992
Where are all the environmental protesters, lawsuits and legislation? A catastrophic toxic sewage spill of 180 million gallons per day from the San Diego Point Loma Sewage Treatment Plant is now going strong. Even with no end in sight to this environmental disaster, not a peep from California's typically knee-jerk environmental reactionaries. That ongoing environmental nightmare makes California's rare oil spills pale in comparison. Where are the big protests and lawsuits for a cleanup?
NEWS
February 10, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacific storm bringing heavy surf spelled more trouble Sunday for contaminated San Diego County beaches, and shut down efforts to repair a damaged sewage pipe. Health officials said the contamination off Ocean Beach was decreasing, but they were concerned that the storm might reverse that trend. As storm waves broke over the deck of a repair barge Sunday night, workers were airlifted to shore and the barge was towed into San Diego Bay.
NEWS
March 6, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
In one of the largest sewage spills in state history, a pipe leading from an unreliable sewage pump station in San Diego's burgeoning northern tier ruptured Thursday, causing the station to shut down as millions of gallons of raw sewage flowed into a nearby lagoon and eventually into the ocean.
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