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Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

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 […]

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Rehoboth Bay closed to shellfish harvesting after spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have temporarily closed the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting after thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a residential sewer line.   The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the moratorium issued Tuesday applies to harvesting oysters, clams and mussels. It will be in effect for 21 days unless further spills occur. Officials say the spill happened when a plumbing contractor […]

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