LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Two Los Angeles beaches remain closed on Friday as crews clean up hypodermic needles, condoms and other waste that washed ashore.
County health officials are warning people to avoid contact with ocean water, wet sand and any materials that washed ashore at Dockweiler State Beach and adjacent El Segundo Beach near Los Angeles International Airport.
The waste was spotted in the sand Wednesday and excessive bacteria levels were found in the water.
Sanitation District spokeswoman Tonya Durrell said Thursday that crews collected at least 200 pounds of waste from the beaches. Officials believe it was discharged from a pipeline belonging to the city-owned Hyperion Treatment Plant.
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