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DEC reopens shellfish lands closed in May due to high levels of toxin linked to paralytic shellfish poisoning

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Though the lands remain uncertified for harvesting shellfish for human consumption due to chronic sanitary conditions, water quality in the Peconic River and western Flanders Bay has improved, according to Stony Brook University marine scientists.

DEC: Downtown Riverhead building owner where vandalism caused oil leak must sample soil for contamination

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After removing hundreds of gallons of oil and water from storm drains, environmental regulators concerned about danger to Peconic River.
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