BP Disaster: New Report confirms Poisoned Gulf seafood
by Deborah Dupré
January 3, 2011
Scientists have released a new report on results of testing Louisiana seafood that further confirms the present dangerous human health situation, especially to children, not just in the Gulf region but throughout the nation, as reported by other doctors such as Dr. Rodney Soto.
The new report by Wilma Subra, the seasoned Louisiana environmentalist featured in Sophie McNeill’s special SBS TV program, Dateline, in Australia, is entitled, Results of sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper from Atchafalaya Bay eastward to the Louisiana/Mississippi state line, in the Gulf of Mexico coastal areas of Louisiana.
Subra of Subra Company, Paul Orr of the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper and Michael Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) conducted the study in response to the Gulf of Mexico operation. The team has performed monitoring, sampling and analysis of the environment and seafood in the coastal estuaries and wetlands of Louisiana for health impacts.
Beginning immediately after the Deepwater Horizon explosion resulting in the largest man-made catastrophe in recorded history, the team has conducted “physical and chemical field sampling and analysis of the wetlands and ecosystems, along the coast of Louisiana” since August 2, 2010.
“The field sampling has been performed and continues to be performed on an ongoing basis since August 2, 2010, from Atchafalaya Bay eastward to the Louisiana/Mississippi state line,” according to the report.
“Alkylated PAHs were and continue to be detected in aquatic seafood species from the wetlands and estuaries along the Louisiana coast from Atchafalaya Bay eastward to the Louisiana/Mississippi border.”
Oysters, blue crab, shrimp, mussels, fish and snails are all contaminated according to the tests.