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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2011

DHEC lifts swimming advisory on section of Grand Strand

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The swimming advisory issued for a small section of the Grand Strand has ended, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

"The most recent test results from samples taken in Briarcliffe Acres at Middle Gate Road were within acceptable limits," said Sean Torrens of DHEC's Region 6 Environmental Quality Control office, which serves Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg 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 6 EQC office at (843) 238-4378 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
Email – myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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