Seattle beaches close after sewage spill

Update: Discovery Park’s north and south beaches are closed, but all other beaches are now open.

Earlier: Beaches at Golden Gardens, Carkeek Park, Discovery Park and several other Seattle parks are closed until further notice after 3 million gallons of untreated sewage has spilled into the Sound.

The Washington State Department of Ecology says system failures at two water treatment plants in King County sparked the spill.

There’s no word on how long the closures will last. This weekend’s weather is expected to be sunny and in the low 80s.

(File photo of Golden Gardens)


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Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

“3 million gallons of untreated sewage”

To put it in context every day the city of Victoria dumps 21.7 million gallons of untreated sewage directly into the sea.

Paintking
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Paintking

So what. Do 2 wrongs then make this right? Typical Michael Moore 3rd grade Seattle logic. Instead of blaming and investigating terrible local leadership, we get the excuse machine fired back up. Time has come for some “adults” to rescue us all. Theoreticians are NOT what we need any longer. I’m tired of Seattle being a huge petri dish. So pal, when is enough, enough??? How much more in property taxes do YOU want to spend? After all, “compassion” means spending your neighbors hard earned money.

Freja
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Freja

You had me at “2 wrongs don’t make a right” but then you lost me on everything after that.

This is a disgraceful incident that should not have happened. We need to spend more on infrastructure. Our waste treatment facilities are in dismal shape and can’t keep up with the rapidly growing population.

Side Note: Maybe if we spent less money on sweeping homeless camps out of secluded areas and into the streets and parks we could spend some of that money fixing sewage treatment, roads and providing services. Seattle wastes money moving the homeless around as if that is going to make the homeless population vanish. Poor resource management needs to be cured.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

yet another side note: if we stopped wasting money on programs that fail over and over (shed villages, etc) we could spend some of that money fixing sewage treatment, roads, etc…