Governor says BP will conduct long-term testing on seafood from the Gulf

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:28pm

Many on the shoreline are looking at this anniversary as the start of a second year of recovery. Governor Bobby Jindal this morning says so is he.

He says BP caused this, so BP is paying to make sure anything we eat that comes from the gulf is safe.

“One of the things we've required BP to pay for is long-term testing to make sure we know exactly what's going to happen. What we saw with the Alaska Spill many years ago is it took years to see some of the long-term effects. So, for example, we're going to look this year to see the quantity of seafood, the quantity of marine life that's out there,” stated Jindal. “We know that they've done over a thousand tests on the seafood. Nothing, not one test, has come back with any concerns for human consumption. But one of the things we've required BP to do on a rolling basis is to pay for ongoing scientific testing."

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