LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges negligence by the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation led to a massive sewage spill last July, as crews continue to clean up Southern California beaches closed because of a sewage spill last week. The class action lawsuit places blame for last summer’s spill on workers at LA’s Hyperion treatment plant as well as the manufacturer of screens designed to filter debris from raw sewage. A spokeswoman says the city doesn’t comment on pending litigation. Meanwhile, beaches in Long Beach remain closed after a sewage spill shut off large segment of the LA-area coastline before New Year’s Day.
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