Gulf Seafood Deformities Raise Questions Among Scientists And Fisherman
While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico may become apparent more quickly. Discovering eyeless shrimp, lesioned fish and other mutated and underdeveloped seafood, fisherman in the Gulf are pointing fingers at the BP spill. Biologist Dr. The Gulf Restoration Network's Scott Eust explained the bizarre shrimp deformities. Al Jazeera reports that both the government and BP maintain that Gulf seafood is safe. A study published last October in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that the FDA allowed "up to 10,000 times too much contamination" and didn't identify the risks to children and pregnant women posed by contaminated seafood. Government testing standards were questioned months after the spill. Related on HuffPost:
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