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Health Dept. re-opening oyster area



NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state health department says an oyster harvesting area closed since Feb. 27 because of an oil spill is re-opening.

Saturday's re-opening of Harvest Area 11 comes after tests showing the area's waters are suitable for harvest.

An order re-opening the area was signed Friday, according to the statement from the Department of Health and Hospitals.

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