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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2010

North Santee Bay shellfish growing area reopens

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The shellfish harvesting areas of North Santee Bay in Georgetown have been reopened for harvesting, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.

"This area has been reopened because water quality sampling indicates bacteria levels are suitable for shellfish harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC’s Shellfish Sanitation program.

For more information on shellfish beds in Horry and Georgetown counties, call DHEC's Region 6 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 238-4348. For information on shellfish areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Region 7 EQC office at (843) 953-0160. 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