Head of NOAA Gulf seafood testing: There’s “NOT a chemical test” done for dispersant — but we’re working on it (VIDEO)


Lab Checks Safety of Seafood, CNN, July 8, 2010:

But all of these tests are only for oil compounds. Turns out no one is testing these fish for possible contamination by that controversial dispersant, Corexit.

(on camera) Dioxin butane (ph) [actually: 2-butoxyethanol], I believe it's called. One of the -- one of the particularly toxic chemicals in the Corexit. You can't -- there's no chemical test being done right now?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's no -- there's not a chemical test for that right now.

GUPTA (voice-over): What? No test? So how can the guarantee of safety be complete? We decided to dig deeper to clarify.

NOAA says, in an abundance of caution, they're currently developing a chemical test for dispersants. It just isn't ready yet.

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