Sewage Spill Leads To Bay Shellfishing Closure

(Warwick, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is announcing the emergency closure of Upper Narragansett Bay to shellfishing because of a collapsed sewer line.  The DEM says the Warwick Sewer Authority discovered on Sunday that an estimated three-hundred-thousand gallons of sewage overflowed into a brook which empties into the bay.  Any shellfish that was harvested near the outlet of Old Mill Creek in Warwick after 10:30 a.m. yesterday should not be consumed.  Health officials are also announcing the closure of Conimicut Beach in Warwick in connection with the incident.


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