(Jan. 22, 2007) -- LB's Health Officer, Dr. Darryl Sexton, M.D., on Monday (Jan. 22) lifted beach closure advisories for Motherís Beach and Marine Stadium following laboratory test results confirming that bacteria levels in potentially affected local waters have improved to meet State standards.
In a written release, LB's Department of Health and Human Services says it tested local waters daily following the Jan. 17 announcement by L.A. County's Sanitation Bureau that an estimated 10,000-15,000 gallons of raw sewage had spilled into waters near PCH in the vicinity of Marina Pacifica...and water samples collected that day indicated high bacterial levels at Motherís Beach and Marine Stadium near Marina Pacifica.
However results from water samples collected on Saturday and Sunday [Jan. 20 and 21] confirmed by laboratory testing to be within State standards, the Health Dept. written release indicates...and Dr. Sexton as LB's Health Officer has lifted the beach closure, now permitting swimming in these areas.
The Health Dept. says it will continue monitoring water quality to ensure it meets state standards.