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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 26, 2010

DHEC lifts advisory on Ashley River spill

COLUMBIA - DHEC has lifted the recreational and fishing advisory issued earlier this week for a 10-mile stretch of the Ashley River in Charleston County.

Laboratory results from water samples collected from the area upstream and downstream of Hunley Park indicate that bacteria have returned to normal levels. Bacteria levels were elevated following a sewer overflow earlier this week, in which an estimated 206,000 gallons of sewage flowed into a storm drain feeding the river.

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For more information:
Jim Beasley - (803) 898-7769
E-mail - beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov