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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 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 excessive rainfall in Charleston County, the agency announced today.

"Water quality data indicate that all approved areas from the Stono River north to the Charleston Harbor are now suitable 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