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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 1, 2010

Swimming advisories lifted for Edisto Beach

COLUMBIA, S.C. – All swimming advisories issued this week for Edisto Beach have ended, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

"The most recent test results from samples were within acceptable limits," said David Payne of DHEC's Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office, which serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. "We'll continue to sample the ocean water at least once a week until the middle of October."

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 846-1030 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage at: http://www.scdhec.gov/beach.

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