After an alert system SNAFU failed to notify workers at a Marin County treatment facility about a sewage overflow on Thursday night, the San Francisco Bay is now the proud recipient of 2.7 million gallons of both "raw and treated" sewage. Lovely.
Although sunbathers are few and far between this time of year, signs are posted all over Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Aquatic Park, and China Beach to keep people from swimming in the water. According to the Gate, "[c]ommercial fishing is not affected, authorities said, and officials said it is safe to swim in Contra Costa County waters." (Yeah, between the Cosco Busan spill, that mysterious goo found on the shore the other day, and now Marin residents' fecal matter, we'll hit the Y instead, thank you.)
Just how the spill happened is still under investigation.