April 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
It’s been more than two years since the BP oil spill devastated the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that killed 11 people and led to the leaking of 5 million barrels of oil into the ecosystem, destroying miles of fragile coastline and poisoning generations of marine life.
Read More:Despite FDA Assurances, Seafood Safety Concerns Linger Over Gulf Oil Spill
October 19th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives by researches from the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) includes some shocking information in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The research concludes that the FDA underestimated the cancer risk possible from eating seafood where cancer-causing contaminants may have accumulated.
Read More:FDA Oversight Approved Cancer-Causing Fish Post BP Oil Spill
March 30th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The BP oil spill that plagued the Gulf of Mexico last year brought many area fishing operations to a screeching halt. Aside from massive fish and wildlife deaths as a result of the spill, concerns over contamination and ocean sustainability have consumers, as well as fishers, unsure about the health of any post-spill catches.
Read More:‘Gulf Wild’ Program Aims to Restore Fishing Industry After BP Oil Spill