Chesapeake Bay
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    20 People Hospitalized After Consuming Contaminated Oysters Due to Sewage Leak

    Maryland environmental regulators usually warn the public before harvesting or eating polluted Chesapeake Bay oysters or other shellfish. But they failed to do so after a recent sewage leak in Southern Maryland, which sickened at least two dozen people. A record-breaking tide in the bay overwhelmed the sewage system on a small island in St. Mary's County, causing 25,000 gallons of garbage to spill into a Potomac River tributary on the 28th -30th of Oct.
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