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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 26, 2010

DHEC reopens Charleston County shellfish harvesting areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. - All approved shellfish harvesting areas in the Stono River and Schooner Creek have reopened, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.

"These areas are now open for harvesting after being closed as a precaution due to a sewage spill in the Ashley River," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's shellfish sanitation program.

For more information on Charleston area shellfish beds, call DHEC's Region 7 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 953-0160. For information on shellfish areas in Horry and Georgetown counties, call DHEC's Region 6 EQC office at (843) 238-4378. For information on shellfish areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 846-1030.

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For more information:
Adam Myrick - (803) 898-3884
E-mail - myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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