Barnegat Bay

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP — The state Department of Environmental Protection has suspended shellfish harvesting from an area of the Barnegat Bay off of Berkeley Township after a leak in a central outfall pipe released secondary treated wastewater.

DEP said the state is protecting public health, as the pollution released may affect safety of the shellfish.

Berkeley Township is between Lacey Township and Toms River in Ocean County.

The harvest will be suspended until water tests show the water quality is back in acceptable levels, said Assistant Commissioner Michele M. Putnam in a suspension letter on Friday.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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