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Big Sewage Spill Closes Leadbetter Beach

6,600 Gallons of Untreated Waste Made Its Way into Storm Drain


Monday, December 3, 2012
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City officials closed Leadbetter Beach Monday morning after 6,600 gallons of untreated sewage spilled in the 1100 block of Luneta Plaza and flowed into a nearby storm drain that empties at the popular beach. The area will remain closed until until testing shows it’s safe. Signs have been posted warning the public to avoid contact with the water, and officials advise that shellfish harvesting in the area be postponed for at least the next 10 days.

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This spill, and many of the low level leaks along the South Coast, dwarf the pollution level caused by Floatopia.

And BTW, Goleta West and UCSB have far fewer leaks and overflows in the Isla Vista area than do the neighborhoods where the folks apoplectic over perceived pollution from Floatopia reside.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
December 4, 2012 at 8:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You sure love Floatopia. Wouldn't it just be cheaper to urinate in the bathtub and drink a beer?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 4, 2012 at 11:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ha Ha. Yes, it would be much cheaper if the residents of West Beach (not to mention Hendry's etc) just defecated and mictorated right into the channel, rather than routing their waste through leaky pipes.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
December 4, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bonus points for MICTURATED instead of PEED.

But points offset for the misspelling.

Looking forward to how the SB attorneys and Dale Francisco keep trying to blame Channelkeeper for this.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
December 5, 2012 at 8:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

what does channelkeepers have to do with a sewage spill?

cmetzenberg (anonymous profile)
December 5, 2012 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Francisco likes to blame them for everything from the 1970s oil spill to "Call Me Maybe".

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 5, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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