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New York Beaches Reopen After Medical Waste Washes Ashore

Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., beaches closed over the weekend after 60 items of medical waste washed up.

Beaches in Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., reopened earlier this week after 60 items of medical waste were found washed up over the weekend. Hempstead Town beaches and Nassau's Nickerson Beach are now open, as police probe source of medical waste washed ashore.

According to reports, Nassau police are working with the New York City Police Department, the Long Beach Police Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation to identify possible sources.

The Army Corps of Engineers also reported it would suspend dredging work for its shoreline storm protection project in Long Beach to aid the investigation.

Newsday has more:

Dredging at the Long Beach shore has been suspended while state and local agencies investigate the source of about 60 medical waste items that washed onto shores of Hempstead and Nassau County beaches this weekend, officials said Sunday.

Nassau County police are working with other agencies, including the New York City Police Department, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Beach Police Department to identify possible sources, officials said.

All of the Hempstead Town beaches closed because of the debris, along with Nassau County's Nickerson Beach, reopened Sunday.

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