posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 06:22 AM
more info on the trash on the beach
Medical waste, trash washes up, forces beach closures in N.J.
10:49 PM EDT, September 2, 2007
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Several beaches along the Jersey Shore were closed Sunday after medical waste and other trash started washing ashore, authorities
The source of the waste _ which beachgoers said included syringes, tampon applicators, gauze and other debris _ was not immediately known, and there
were no reports of injuries. Most of the waste was found on beaches and in the waters off Monmouth and Ocean counties, authorities said.
An eight-block stretch of coastline along Normandy Beach in Ocean County was closed shortly after the first waves of trash were reported at about 2
p.m., and officials said it was not known when the beaches would be allowed to reopen.
link to article...www.newsday.com...