DHEC closes some Charleston County shellfish beds

DHEC closes some Charleston County shellfish beds
Source: Live 5 News

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A sewer breach in the town of Hollywood has caused some shellfish harvesting beds to close, according to DHEC officials.

"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.

DHEC officials say the affected area will be closed for a minimum of 21 days and will reopen 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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