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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2015

DHEC closes some Beaufort County shellfish beds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has closed some shellfish harvesting beds in Beaufort County due to a sewer line break, the agency announced today.

"This closure includes all shellfish harvesting and primary contact of water in Battery Creek due to an ongoing sewer line breach," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The closure extends from the headwaters to the Battery Creek Bridge, near the entrance to Parris Island Marine Training Center. The closure size could be modified once we get further information."

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Beaufort Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 846-1030.

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Jim Beasley
Public Information Director
beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov
803.898.7769