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DOH: Avoid Sandy Beach waters after sewage spill

COURTESY DOH VIA GOOGLE MAPS
                                The stretch of affected ocean waters stretches along most of Sandy Beach Park, from near the Halona blowhole lookout to the area near Kealahou Street.
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COURTESY DOH VIA GOOGLE MAPS

The stretch of affected ocean waters stretches along most of Sandy Beach Park, from near the Halona blowhole lookout to the area near Kealahou Street.

UPDATE: 10:12 a.m. TUESDAY

The advisory for the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment Plant has been canceled. All temporary warning signs have been removed.

EARLIER COVERAGE

The state Health Department is advising the public to stay out of waters fronting the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall due to the release of partially treated sewage.

The stretch of affected ocean waters stretches along most of Sandy Beach Park, from near the Halona blowhole lookout to the area near Kealahou Street.

Health officials say about 237,500 gallons of partially treated sewage was released due to a power outage at the plant.

The spill started at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday and ended at about 3:30 p.m. after emergency power was connected.

“The public is advised to stay out of affected waters until this advisory has been canceled,” said health officials.

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