Murrells Inlet oyster beds re-open

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Oyster and clam beds closed after bacteria levels were found to be unsafe after heavy rains two weeks ago have been re-opened.  South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced Wednesday that the beds around Murrells Inlet were re-opened to harvesting.

Last week, other areas in northern and southern Charleston County, as well as areas in Georgetown County were re-opened.  The only area along the South Carolina coast still closed to shelfish harvesting is Broad Creek on Hilton Head Island.

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