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Sewage containing lead, cyanide, arsenic flows from Tijuana to San Diego, forcing CA beach closures

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads in part, “Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/ The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

For Californians, that last line is sadly becoming a reality, thanks to Tijuana, Mexico.

“Border Patrol agents contended with sewage from Tijuana during recent rainfall,” CBP tweeted on Monday.

“The sewage tests positive for lead, cyanide, arsenic and other dangerous substances,” the agency reported, saying the toxins flow into the Pacific Ocean, forcing the closure of beaches in the US.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports more than 110 million gallons of “toxic stormwater” has affected the U.S. just since April.

A beach closure that has been in place for months for the southern part of the Imperial Beach was extended Sunday to include the city’s entire shoreline.

The San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order to close the coastline to swimmers […]

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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