This is a post by Clamman from the LIG forum:
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">What a big disappointment!Dan,
Well that might be an understatement of the year! New test results for the Newport area (Agate Beach) came back at a whopping 287ppm !!!!
Waldport was 175ppm and the North Umpqua spits were 87ppm.
The Clatsop beaches are still dropping but will not be safe before the July 15th closure. So the best we can hope for in the Northern part of the state is October 1 if everything stays clean.
Newport, on the other hand, is at levels that are down right scary
When Clatsop beach had levels that high in 1998 it stayed closed for well over a year. At these levels in Newport I would suspect the same kind of time frame.
For reference, back in 1987 when the first case of Domoic acid on the West Coast made people very sick, with memory loss and fatalities in British Columbia the mussels had levels ranging from 160ppm-180ppm.
Sorry for the bad news.