Dockweiler State Beach Reopens After Medical Waste Cleanup

September 28, 2015

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Dockweiler State Beach Reopens After Medical Waste Cleanup

Dockweiler State Beach was open to beachgoers looking for a little relief from the heat Sunday as officials tried to figure out what caused a decade’s worth of medical waste and other refuse to wash ashore.

Dockweiler and some surrounding areas near LAX were closed for days for the cleanup in an effort to protect public health.

“The investigation is ongoing to determine what caused the debris to wash up ashore,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Public Health will continue to work with the Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, and Los Angeles City Sanitation to monitor the beaches to ensure they are safe for the public.”

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