NOAA: Gulf seafood tested so far is safe to eat - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

NOAA: Gulf seafood tested so far is safe to eat

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) - The federal government says seafood caught and tested in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 oil rig explosion is safe to eat.

To date, about 400 samples of commonly consumed species caught from both closed and open waters in the Gulf have been chemically tested by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Each sample represents multiple fish.

Officials say none has shown high enough levels of contaminants to be concerned.

NOAA is largely looking for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, the most common carcinogenic components of oil.

To keep contaminated seafood off the market, the government is primarily relying on its closure of about one-third of the Gulf's federal waters.

That's roughly 80,000 square miles.

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

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>
  • After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist. As the law stands, because they refuse to leave, Keith Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

    More >>

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist while owner Keith Mills was on vacation.. As the law stands, because the renters refuse to leave, Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

    More >>
  • Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

    Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-07-23 07:30:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 01:31:59 GMT

    Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches.

    More >>

    Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly