More New Jersey shellfish beds reopen after Hurrican Irene

    A month after Hurricane Irene blew through, some shellfish beds in New Jersey remain closed. But more opened today.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection has opened beds in the upper Delaware Bay, the Associated Press reports, after tests found no problems there.

    More tests will be done Monday to determine when beds between Ben Davis Point and Artificial Island can reopen. The beds were soon after the hurricane over pollution concerns, and many opened up earlier this month.

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