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Million gallons of wastewater spills from Hawaii treatment plant, closes another beach in Oahu

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, tourists walks near a warning sign posted on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.  For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday, Aug. 27,  after sewage from a treatment plant spilled near the ocean.  A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected wastewater spilled from the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment plant, closing Sandy Beach and its surroundings. The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, tourists walks near a warning sign posted on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday, Aug. 27, after sewage from a treatment plant spilled near the ocean. A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected wastewater spilled from the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment plant, closing Sandy Beach and its surroundings. The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach is closed after sewage from a treatment plant spilled near the ocean.

A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected wastewater spilled from the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment plant, closing Sandy Beach and its surroundings Thursday. The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue.

The state Department of Health released a statement advising the public to stay out of the waters from Halona Blow Hole to Erma's Beach on Oahu's southeast shore until further notice.

On Monday 500,000 gallons of wastewater spilled in Ala Moana Beach Park after heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Kilo inundated the system. Officials opened the waters Wednesday afternoon after testing showed the water was safe.