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Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

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The massive carcass of a whale decomposes at a popular California surfing spot Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in San Clemente, Calif. Authorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass. The massive carcass of a whale decomposes at a popular California surfing spot Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in San Clemente, Calif. Authorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass.
A woman takes a photo while another sight seer takes a selfie in front of the massive carcass of a whale at a popular California surfing spot Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in San Clemente, Calif. A woman takes a photo while another sight seer takes a selfie in front of the massive carcass of a whale at a popular California surfing spot Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in San Clemente, Calif.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and trucked to a landfill.

California parks officials made the decision Wednesday after deciding it would be impractical to tow the 40-foot whale out to sea or bury it at San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County.

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The Orange County Register says the work could begin as early as Thursday and take a couple of days at a cost of about $30,000.

Lookyloos have been visiting the beach, despite the stench, since the huge animal washed ashore on Sunday at Lower Trestles, a popular surfing spot.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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