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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2013

DHEC reopens shellfish beds in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reopened shellfish beds previously closed due to the sewage spill at Sullivan’s Island in Charleston County, the agency announced today.

“Shellfish tissue sampling results indicate that the portions of the Intracoastal Waterway northeast of the Ben Sawyer Bridge to the confluence with Conch Creek and all of State Ground S-217 are now safe for harvesting,” said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC’s Shellfish Sanitation Section.

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC’S Lowcountry Environmental Quality Control Office at 843-953-0150.

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For media inquiries:
Lindsey Evans - 803-898-1127
Email – evansl2@dhec.sc.gov