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Border ocean pollution alert expanded to Imperial Beach

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A long-term ocean contamination alert around the U.S.-Mexico border was expanded Monday to include the Imperial Beach shoreline.

Northward sea currents are believed to have carried sewage-fouled runoff from the Tijuana River into the surf off the coast of the small South Bay city in recent days, the county Department of Environmental Health reported.

Signs warning of pollution hazards will remain in place until field measurements indicate that the ocean in the area is safe again for recreational use.

Contaminated flows out of Mexico have been entering the Tijuana Estuary for months due to this winter's rains, according to the DEH.

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