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NOLA lawyer prepares challenge to declaration of Gulf seafood’s safety

An environmental law firm in New Orleans said it was preparing to challenge the government’s public declaration that following the nation’s worst-ever oil disaster, seafood from the Gulf of Mexico remained safe to eat. Stuart H. Smith, Esq., of the law firm Smith Stag, LLC., was leading the charge, rallying…

Navy Secretary Mabus pushes Pentagon to feed soldiers more Gulf seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants the Pentagon to buy as much Gulf seafood as possible to help the region’s seafood industry recover from the damage of BP’s oil spill. Secretary Mabus reportedly told the Defense Commissary Agency, which operates a worldwide chain of 284 commissaries to provide groceries to military…

US reopens vast expanse of Gulf for fishing, but experts stress caution on seafood

A massive area in the Gulf of Mexico totaling about 30 percent of federal water closed after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster has been reopened for commercial and recreational fishing, the US government announced Friday. But the news is not entirely good for America’s fishermen or seafood connoisseurs. While authorities cited…

Exclusive: Heavy metals go untested in Gulf seafood

(Read Part I: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks.) Experts urge caution for pregnant women and young children…

Exclusive: Gulf seafood poses long-term health risks, experts say

Despite repeated assurances from federal officials and President Obama, independent scientists and public health experts have serious concerns about the long-term safety of Gulf seafood consumption. In particular, experts tell Raw Story, contaminants from the massive oil spill and unprecedented use of the dispersants employed to dissolve the spill have…

In legal filings, BP says thousands of oil spill victims do not have right to sue

BP and its partners in the blown-out Gulf well said on Monday that thousands of fishermen, seafood processors, restaurants, hotel owners and others may not yet have the right to sue over the spill, according to court papers. BP and its partners such as Transocean Ltd and Halliburton Co said…

Activist: Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood

Federal government admits not testing for arsenic, mercury or other toxic heavy metals in seafood The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill. But an admission from the federal government that it…

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