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Pipes lying on beach

Pipes lying on beach

Feb. 25, 1947: A worker stands inside a concrete section of pipe being used in the construction of a new outfall sewer line. The 12-foot, 40-ton sections were sitting on the beach near Playa del Rey.

Miles of beaches in Santa Monica Bay were closed by a stateĀ  quarantine because of pollution. The city of Los Angeles was in the process of upgrading the Hyperion Plant to treat city sewage and lift the beach ban.

This photo was published in the Feb. 26, 1947, Los Angeles Times.

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