Avalon Travel Guide
There's more trouble for fans of the beach, especially with the long holiday weekend just hours away. Apparently, medical waste has begun to wash up along New Jersey coast. The town of Avalon has made out the worst, with between 100 and 200 syringes found littering the beach along with gauze and other medical waste. The town was forced to close portions of the sand, but town leaders insist things will be fine for the weekend.
Just yesterday, in Ocean City, about 15 miles north of Avalon, there were two needles discovered on the beach. The county health department didn't seem too alarmed and stated that that their waste doesn't appear to be related to the stuff just up the coast. Although things look OK for now, many tourists are questioning last minute plans and even vacation rentals booked months in advance.
The attorney general's office is looking into the matter and is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that will help them get to the bottom of things.