Sewage spill shuts down RAT Beach at Malaga Creek in Torrance

A spill of thousands of gallons of raw sewage has shut down a beach in the Torrance area, authorities said Wednesday.

According to LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Malaga Creek Tuesday night. Los Angeles County Public Health officials notified Los Angeles County lifeguards of the sewage spill and closure of RAT (Right After Torrance/Redondo) Beach at Malaga Creek at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Lifeguard units and a Baywatch Rescue Boat have been sent to the area to notify people currently on the beach of the closure.

The beach is located on the south end of Torrance, just below Palos Verdes Estates.

Hahn said she is still getting information about the incident and “why we had another sewage spill impact our beautiful coastline.”

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