SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (AP) — Delaware beaches including in Lewes and Cape Henlopen have been littered in the last week with trash and medical waste.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the waste included hypodermic syringes, medicine containers, floating golf balls, a toy Mickey Mouse and an IV fluids bag.

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says it’s hoping to have a second coastal cleanup to deal with the waste. Environmental officials think the trash likely entered the Delaware River from Pennsylvania during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

The areas that appear to be most affected include Slaughter Beach, Broadkill Beach and Fowler Beach.

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