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Update: North Star Beach Reopens Following Sewage Spill

The waters at North Star Beach in Newport Bay were closed earlier this week due to a sewage spill.

Health officials today reopened a section of Newport Bay after a sewage spill closed the waters at North Star Beach earlier in the week, the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Ocean Water Protection Program reported.

The waters at North Star Beach in Newport Bay were reopened at about 11:15 a.m. after contamination from a 1,000 gallon sewage spill was cleared, health officials reported.

Monday's sewage spill was caused by a line blockage in the city's sewage collection system closed the bay water area at North Star Beach in Newport Bay, according to county health spokesman Larry Honeybourne.

The waters in the area are now safe for the public, health officials said.

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