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Need To Know | Five things you need to know about Gulf seafood | PBS

Duration: 03:29
Program: Need to Know #116
Broadcast Date: Aug. 20, 2010

Government scientists have said that as much as 75 percent of the oil spilled from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig has been contained or mitigated, and that seafood from the gulf is safe to eat. Need to Know takes a closer look at those assertions.

Commercial shrimping resumed along parts of the Gulf Coast recently, and an area near the Florida Panhandle reopened for fishing on August 10. The question, of course is whether consumers will feel good about eating Gulf seafood. The government seems to think we should. But all those pictures of oil-covered wildlife might still make you wary of a shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich.

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Post Date: August 21, 2010