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Month after sewage spill, DEM re-opens Kickemuit

Month after sewage spill, DEM re-opens Kickemuit

Exactly one month after a sewage spill shut the Kickemuit River to shellfishing, state health officials have re-opened the river and given its waters a clean bill of health. Based on acceptable results of shellfish samples collected Monday, the Department of Environmental Management re-opened the river to shellfishing at sunrise Thursday, July 24. The river

The spill occurred yards from this spot along the Bristol shoreline, at the bottom of Annawanscutt Road. A faint smell of sewage lingered Friday morning.

Sewage spill closes Kickemuit to shellfishing

The Town of Bristol has closed the Kickemuit River to shellfishing until further notice and notified the state DEM, after a faulty valve at Bristol’s Kickemuit River pump station failed Thursday and released approximately 10,000 gallons of untreated sewer into Mt. Hope Bay just south of the Bristol Narrows. The closure — all points north