Monmouth Beach open today after medical waste washed ashore Thursday

Monmouth Beach Mayor Dave Stickle says staff picked up medical waste with no-stick gloves while other people from the staff are picking up debris as much as they could.

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2021, 5:01 PM

Updated 971 days ago

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Monmouth Beach is open today after it was forced to close Thursday when medical waste washed on shore.
It was the second time this summer that a beach in Monmouth County because of debris and medical waste.
Environmentalists tell News 12 medical waste caught in storm drains in New York City and North Jersey gets flushed out when the rain hits. They say they end up in the ocean and the winds then bring them to the shore.
The reopening comes as Monmouth Beach prepares to a large number of visitors this weekend trying to squeeze in another getaway at the beach before the end of the summer.
Monmouth Beach Mayor Dave Stickle says staff at the beach were hard at work getting the beach ready for the weekend.
He says they picked up medical waste with no-stick gloves while other people from the staff are picking up debris as much as they could.
“Our whole Public Works Department--all nine of them here—working hard, cleaning it all up,” Stickle says.
No further debris washed up Friday.


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