The Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Sanitation has rescinded an emergency shellfish closure in Perrin River in Gloucester.
State Health Commissioner Marizza Levine ordered the lifting of the closure effective last Thursday, March 23. Earlier, a Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Sanitation notice said the closure had been extended until April 4.
Diesel fuel was spotted Feb. 20 coming from a boat that sunk in the Perrin River. Booms were brought in to contain and clean up the diesel fuel spill, first by a regional hazmat team and then by a private contractor, state officials said. ...
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