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V.I. Begins Red Hook Seaweed Cleanup

The departments of Planning and Natural Resources and Public Works have begun cleaning up sargassum seaweed in Vessup Bay in Red Hook, according to DPNR.

The excessive amount of rotting sargassum seaweed has depleted oxygen in the bay, giving off an unpleasant odor. Last week DPNR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed through air and water sampling that the sargassum seaweed is the source of the rotten smell that has been plaguing the Red Hook area for weeks.

“DPNR is glad to finally bring some relief to the residents and business community in Red Hook of this awful odor,” DPNR Commissioner Dawn Henry said in a statement.

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