A Toxic River Runs Through It: The Tijuana River Valley
In February 2017, over 143 million gallons of raw sewage loaded with pathogens and bacteria was released into the Tijuana River, which ended up in the Pacific Ocean and ultimately the United States. With some estimates as high as 256 million gallons, this was one of the largest spills of its kind but, unfortunately, this was not a one-time event. Untreated sewage commonly makes its way downstream. In fact, sewage spills are so frequent the beaches around the Tijuana River Estuary have been closed 50% of the time over the last 10 years due to sewage spills.
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