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Nassau County Reopens 3 of 6 Beaches Closed Following Wastewater Plant Malfunction

The beaches were closed Friday night and all day Saturday due to a wastewater plant malfunction that released thousands of gallons of sewage into Oyster Bay Harbor, the Nassau County Department of Health said.

05/25/2014

FILE - An oyster worker checks a batch of Blue Point oysters in New York. (Photo credit" Thomas Viguier/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Don’t Eat Shellfish From Oyster Bay

The FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.

07/24/2012