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Mon February 14, 2011
Opposing seafood safety experts want to check each other's testing
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – The environmental group Louisiana Bucket Brigade is asking the state for more information about testing methods that determine seafood safety. A seafood industry delegation has just been lobbying in Washington for more support. It points to federal testing that's found the seafood has no harmful levels of oil or the chemical dispersants used to break up the BP spill. The Bucket Brigade is asking for details about how the seafood is tested, where the samples were taken and what varieties were checked. Industry officials have also questioned testing by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network that found elevated levels of chemicals in seafood. The Bucket Brigade is asking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for more information.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.