Possible contamination closes part of Huntington State Beach

Orange County health officials closed 1,000 feet of coastline in Huntington State Beach on Sunday due to possible contamination.

On its website, the Orange County Health Care Agency said the beach was closed near Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach because of the possible presence of “disinfected treated wastewater.” The closure prohibited swimming, surfing and diving.

Scott Styles, a supervisor at the park, said health officials were planning to test the water again Sunday evening.

“If the bacteria levels are fine, they’ll open it back up,” he said.

This story was reported by Times Staff Writer Sam Allen.

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