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Rock Hall Harbor closed
August 8, 2013 ∑ Updated 6:08 AM
Rock Hall,Md. Harbor has been closed due to persistent high levels of fecal coliform.
Fecal coliform contamination that exceeds safety standards for harvesting shellfish has been found in drainage discharges and marine waters of the southern portion of Rock Hall Harbor. Kent County, in consultation with the state Department of Health, has closed all beaches of the of Rock Hall Harbor.
The closure includes all beaches south of a line extending from the eastern end of Ships Haven Drive east to the western end of Twin Oak Lane.
The source of the contamination isn't known at this point. The cause could be from Pirate ships, that have recently invaded this small community, dumping on-board holding tanks or a combination of factors, said Kathleen Parvin, an environmental health specialist with the county health department.
Parvin posted warning signs along the harbor and beaches and also went door-to-door Tuesday to warn shore side property owners.
The closure includes eating clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and any other species of molluscan shellfish. Crab is not included in the closure, but health department officials warn that the “crab butter” should be discarded and only the meat of the crab should be eaten.
The closure will stay in place until water quality improves.
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