Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

today01/19/2022 53

share close

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have reopened the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting after a 21-day emergency closure prompted by a spill of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater from a residential sewer line.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the end of the moratorium on harvesting oysters, clams and mussels on Tuesday. The News Journal reports that officials said untreated wastewater was discharged into the bay when a plumbing contractor cut a sewer line in Mariner’s Cove mobile home park in the Long Neck area.

The shellfish harvest was closed because of the potential public health risk from shellfish that may have been affected by the spill.


Source: AP – All contents copyright 2022 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.


Written by: Editor

Rate it

Previous post


Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century. A funeral procession on the rain-soaked streets of the city Monday morning was followed by services at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The victims were all on the third floor of a duplex north […]

today01/18/2022 62