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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 30, 2011

DHEC lifts Sullivan’s Island swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A swimming advisory issued Thursday for a section of Sullivan’s Island has been lifted, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

“Water samples indicate bacteria amounts in the affected area 200 feet above and below the beach access at Station 30 and Marshall Boulevard have returned to acceptable levels,” said Harvey Wilkins of DHEC's Region 7 Environmental Quality Control office, which serves Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchster counties. “The advisory was originally issued due to heavy rains in the area earlier this week.”

For more information about beach water quality, go to http://www.scdhec.gov/beach, or call DHEC’s Region 7 EQC office at (843) 953-0150.

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For more information:
Harvey Wilkins – (843) 953-0150
Email – wilkinvh@dhec.sc.gov

For media inquiries:
Adam Myrick – (803) 898-3884
Email – myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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