Leaking sewer pipes caused Shore river pollution, state says

NEPTUNE CITY — 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.

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Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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