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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2004

Contact: Elaine Makatura
(609) 292-2994

DEP CLOSES SHELLFISH BEDS IN PECK BAY

(04/53) TRENTON--- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today ordered the closure of Peck Bay in Cape May County to shellfish, finfish and crab harvesting.

This is a precautionary closure while the DEP investigates reports of skin irritation, odors and discoloration from the water and sediment in Peck Bay.

Water samples collected and assessed by the DEP Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring have not detected toxic phytoplankton species.

The waters will be closed until the department can assess and analyze additional sediment samples.

 

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