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9,000 gallons of sewage spill into water at Hickam Beach

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Warning signs are posted after 9,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the water near Hickam Beach on Friday.

The spill occurred when a force main ruptured near Porter Avenue and 17th Street in Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam, according to the Department of Health's Clean Water Branch.

Sewage entered a storm drain that leads to a canal and releases into the east side of Hickam Beach.

The Department of Health is testing the water, and the signs will remain until the water quality returns to normal.

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