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Floyd contamination worries N.C. fishermen

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October 14, 1999
Web posted at: 3:09 p.m. EDT (1909 GMT)

ORIENTAL, North Carolina (CNN) -- Oyster season opens Friday in North Carolina, where most shellfish beds and waterways contaminated last month during Hurricane Floyd have now received a clean bill of health.

But long-term worries loom, because of a "dead zone"-- an area of little oxygen and almost no fish in Pamlico Sound, one of the country's most important fish nurseries.



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