URGENT: The Video NOAA and The FDA Are Afraid You'll Watch. Lab Finds 193 ppm Oil in Gulf Shrimp, Project Gulf Impact, November 6, 2010:
"Mac" Mackenzie of NOLA Emergency Response
Operator: ... Your next question comes from the line of Nancy McKenzie with NOLA Emergency Response.
Nancy McKenzie: Hi, Admiral. Thanks for taking my call. Just out of my own curiosity, I recently bought a couple of pounds of shrimp in Venice and had the veins tested.
Paul Zukunft: Yes.
Nancy McKenzie: And they came back with 193 parts per million of oil. And I was wondering if you could comment on that.
Paul Zukunft: OK. Yes, no I’m not aware of that of that particular test. I’ve been to the lab in Pascagoula where they actually do the sensory and then the chemical tests over there. And then when I’ve seen the shrimp that’s been tested, it is deveined. So, you know, the shrimp has been deveined and deshelled when they do the analysis. So all I can comment are the protocols that we’re using and the fact that we’re not finding any concentration of PAH in those tests. So that’s new information and I’ll have our environmental unit follow up on that.
Nancy McKenzie: Yes, please do. Because a lot of the people down here cook in shell and cook with veins in. So...
Paul Zukunft: Fully aware of that.
Nancy McKenzie: All right. Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
Paul Zukunft: All right. Thank you.