The shell fishing ban in the Bridgeport area has been lifted following last month's factory fire.
After a raging fire in September at a 2102 Seaview Avenue factory that houses JWC Roofing and Siding, environmental officials were worried that chemical runoff from the factory fire would cause environmental issues.
State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) officials tested samples of the Yellow Mill river and the harbor in Bridgeport and said that the water had small levels of material from the warehouse where the drums were stored. As a precaution, environmental officials banned fishing along the Bridgeport shoreline from the Fairfield border to Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport and shell fishing from Fairfield to the Housatonic River.
The shell fishing ban has now been lifted.
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