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Experts Disagree Whether Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, SC (AP) - Experts at an international conference
in South Carolina disagree on whether it's safe to eat seafood from
the Gulf of Mexico after this year's oil spill.

The International Conference on Shellfish Restoration is under
way in Charleston.

One expert said Friday he still doesn't eat Gulf seafood, while
another said he does all the time. A third said he ate Gulf seafood
during a recent trip to New Orleans but didn't do it with much
confidence.

Scientists agreed that one task they face is to make sure the
lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon spill are preserved so
they can be drawn upon during the next big spill.

Large areas of the Gulf were closed to fishing for a time
because of the spill. After the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded,
some 170 million gallons of oil spewed from an undersea well.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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