October 22, 2020
Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, email@example.com
VDH LIFTS HEALTH ADVISORY FOR THE CLINCH RIVER
(LEBANON, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s advisory for the Clinch River in Russell County has been lifted.
On May 19, 2020 VDH warned against recreational water use by people and pets (swimming, wading, boating, tubing) and consuming fish from the river due to damage to the wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Cleveland, and the possibility of sewage overflowing into the river. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reported that the damage has been successfully repaired, according to Cumberland Plateau Health District Environmental Health Manager Brian Stanley.
This advisory extended along the Clinch River in Russell County, from the campground in the Town of Cleveland to the public boat launch ramp at Carterton.
For more information on recreational water safety, call 276-889-7621 or see “Safely Enjoy Virginia’s Natural Waters” at www.SwimHealthyVA.com.
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