Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:23 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California’s Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing shows the water is safe. The San Diego Union-Tribune says reports of the putrid smell have been flooding in from residents of coastal communities for weeks. Hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic water has flowed north from Mexico over the past several decades. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would spend roughly $300 million to address the problem.