USA – Sewage release prompts shellfish harvesting ban for Upper Machodoc Creek


RICHMOND, Va. —Health officials announced Saturday night that a release of partially treated sewage has closed all shellfish harvesting in Upper Machodoc Creek in King George County.

As a result, shellfish, which include bivalve mollusks like oysters and clams, from impacted areas are not safe to eat because of “potential microbiological pollution hazards,” officials with the Virginia Department of Health said.

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