According to the Press of Atlantic City:
BARNEGAT LIGHT - A Long Beach Island health department official confirmed Wednesday that home medical waste, including 20 syringes, washed up along the island's beaches Sunday afternoon.If you read the article, something just jabs out at you, pun intended. Nobody is notifying the beach goers or community. Well, nobody "official," anyway. Why not? Would it be such a big deal to be forthcoming and risk a weekend of lost revenue to get the areas combed through and cleared properly? Better to just risk a small child stepping on a diseases hypodermic needle, I'm sure. Good job, local health department!
The debris was found along eight miles of beach, from Barnegat Light to Surf City.