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June 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Most Penn Cove areas open for shellfish harvesting

The state Health Department has reopened most commercial and recreational shellfish beds in Penn Cove which had been closed since fuel spilled from a sunken boat in May.

The remaining area closed to shellfish harvesting is Madrona Beach, where slight contamination was detected during odor and taste tests.

Other than shellfish from Madrona Beach, test results show mussels in Penn Cove are not contaminated and are safe to eat, health officials said.

The Deep Sea, the derelict ship the fuel spilled from, was refloated and has been towed to Seattle to be scrapped at a Ballard shipyard.

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