Leaking sewer pipes caused Shore river pollution, state says

State environmental officials say they’ve located and eliminated a major source of pollution of the Shark River, a popular body of water in Monmouth County where shellfish harvesting was suspended late last year because of health dangers there. Engineers and scientists have traced a major source of river pollution to two leaking municipal sewer lines that spilled sewage into a stormwater discharge pipe at West Sylvania Avenue in Neptune City, said state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. The city has since repaired those pipes, Martin added. But that doesn’t mean shellfish harvesting in the river will immediately reopen. continue reading the story here 13:03

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