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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLOSES A PORTION OF THE JAMES RIVER TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING

10 Sep 2014 9:10 AM | Anonymous

(RICHMOND, Va.)undefined The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that a portion of the James River will be closed to shellfish harvesting due to flooding and contamination from sewage spills.

The emergency closure is effective September 9 - 30, 2014, and is scheduled to reopen effective October 1, 2014. The Division of Shellfish Sanitation will monitor the shellfish during this period to determine if the area can be reopened sooner.

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