Massachusetts AG sues shellfish official for polluting coastal waters in an attempt to increase his yield of razor clams

Attorney General Maura Healey claims that John H. Grundstrom sprayed bleach on sensitive clamflats while harvesting razor clams in state waters. Forcing razor clams to the sediment’s surface by spraying bleach can yield a large number of clams in a short period of time compared to harvesting by traditional hand raking and digging methods, but at a cost to the environment. When sprayed or injected into mud or sand in tidal areas, kills microorganisms which supply food and nutrients critical for a healthy coastal ecosystem,,, Read the rest here 12:26

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