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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2016

DHEC reopens Charleston County shellfish beds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will reopen shellfish harvesting areas along the Stono River in Charleston County previously closed due to a sewer line break, the agency announced today.

"Oyster tissue data indicate that these approved harvesting areas are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section.

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0150.

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