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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018

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 a sewer breach from the town of Hollywood, the agency announced today.

"This closure affects shellfish harvesting from Charleston Harbor south to the North Edisto River. This includes all rivers and tributaries associated with them, " said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The affected area will be closed for a minimum of 21 days and will reopen after that, once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are 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) 953-0150.

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