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Sewage Crisis in Coronado: Impact on Navy SEALs Training Sparks Concern Among San Diego Officials

Sewage Crisis in Coronado: Impact on Navy SEALs Training (Photo from Coronado Times)

San Diego congressional representatives want the Navy to disclose the Tijuana Sewage Crisis in Coronado impacts on Naval operations.

Sewage Crisis in Coronado: Impact on Navy SEALs Training (Photo from Coronado Times)

Congressional Delegation Presses Navy Secretary on Sewage Crisis in Coronado Impact on Naval Training

Juan Vargas, Scott Peters, Sara Jacobs, Darrell Issa, and Mike Levin contacted Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro for the 2022 and 2023 figures. They are interested in how often beach closures delay training or activities, the costs, and the number of individuals who report illness or injury from contaminated water and sand.

According to the letter, the Navy’s Silver Strand Training Complex in Coronado, home to the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, canceled over 20 in-water training sessions in 2022, up from none in 2021 due to the Sewage Crisis in Coronado. Untreated wastewater spills from Mexico and contamination from the Tijuana River after rainfall have caused beach closures in Imperial Beach and the surrounding area.

The congressional delegation raised concerns that the Tijuana River Valley pollution Sewage Crisis in Coronado could impair Navy SEAL training and military readiness. Navy Region Southwest spokesperson Brian O’Rourke expressed concern over the Sewage Crisis in Coronado and garbage polluting the coastline, causing erosion, and harming community health. When the county issues water quality alerts, the Navy changes its training to reduce risks according to guidelines.

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Call for San Diego Sewage Facility Upgrade

U.S. Border Patrol agents have also raised health concerns about working in the filthy Tijuana River Valley. Officials will use the desired statistics to argue for urgent funds to repair and modernize San Diego’s crumbling wastewater treatment facility that treats Mexican sewage.

This effort seeks to reduce the Sewage Crisis in Coronado’s environmental and health implications on civilians and military personnel.

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