Kent County Sewage Spill Suspends Delaware Bay Shellfish Harvest

Kent County sewage spill suspends Delaware Bay shellfish harvest,
prompts DNREC caution for recreational use of St. Jones River

Public advised to avoid length of river from Dover to Bowers until wastewater spill dispersed


DOVER (Feb. 7, 2017) –  DNREC Secretary David Small issued an emergency order today suspending commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Delaware Bay after a spill from a Kent County sewage pump station in Dover discharged hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into the St. Jones River which empties into . . .

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