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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2015

DHEC revises Beaufort County shellfish bed closings

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

"This revision of the closed area is the result of quick repairs and sampling efforts, as well as more information concerning the size of the initial spill," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The emergency closure associated with the sewer spill in the headwaters of Battery Creek is now reduced to the area from the Battery Creek Bridge back to the southeastern point of Deer Island."

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