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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2013

DHEC closes some Charleston County shellfish beds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed some shellfish harvesting beds in Charleston County due to excessive rainfall, the agency announced today.

"This closure affects all harvesting from the Stono River north to the Charleston Harbor," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The affected area will reopen once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting."

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0160.

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For media inquiries:
Jim Beasley (803) 898-7769
Email – beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov