NJ DEP Works to Clean Up Shark River

The New Jersey Department of Enviornmental Protection has worked with other local authorities to locate and repair a source of pollution that was contaminating Shark River in Monmouth County. The river was first marked as being overly contaiminated back in November of last year when the DEP’s Bureau of Marine Water Quality Monitoring suspended clam harvesting from the river citing pollution levels. In collaboration with the Department of Transportation and municipal officials from Neptune, enviornmental workers were able to locate a stormwater drainpipe that was discharging abnormal levels of bacteria into the river. According to DEP offical Ray Bukowski, even more work must be done to ensure that water quality within the river and surrounding levels maintains at optimal levels. You can read more about the DEP's efforts to clean up Shark River by reading the full press release here. http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2017/17_0019.htm