Fuel spill closes St. Helena shellfishing beds

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 13, 2013 

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed some St. Helena Island shellfish harvesting beds while it investigates a fuel spill, the agency announced Wednesday.

"This closure affects a portion of Coffin Point on St. Helena Sound," Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section, said in a news release. He said the area will reopen once tests indicate the spill is no longer an issue.

For more information on harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 846-1030.

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