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State shuts down local beaches due to shellfish poison

September 20th, 2013 - 5:25am

(Port Angeles) The state Health Department is closing beaches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca for shellfish harvesting.

The closure comes as elevated levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison toxin have turned up.

Beaches are shut down from Cape Flattery to the Jefferson County line. Discovery Bay and ocean beaches are also closed.

Sequim Bay is closed to Butter and Varnish Clams only, and Dungeness Bay remains open.


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