Scientist: NOAA used data from just 12 SAMPLES of shrimp to say it was safe to reopen 5,130 sq. miles of the Gulf for shrimping and fishing


More seafood testing needed, scientist says, Times Picayune, September 6, 2010:

In reopening about 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters to shrimping and fishing Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proclaimed the shrimp and seafood safe. But [Gina Solomon, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council] said the data indicate that the agency only used data from 12 samples of shrimp, consisting of 73 individual shrimp, for its evaluation.

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