Louisiana Launches GulfSource.org, Single Source Website for Seafood, Water and Sediment Safety Results

Event date: 2011-10-10

It is now easier for people outside of Louisiana to know what we already know the seafood is safe and as good as ever. With the launch of the new websiteGulfSource.org, anyone will be able to see the results of a statewide effort from many agencies to develop and execute a sampling plan testing seafood, sediment and water.

Louisiana officials reached an agreement with BP to test seafood, sediment and water from across the Louisiana coast for traces of toxins called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and for dispersants called Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS). The agreement funds the testing program, called the Louisiana Seafood Safety Plan, up to $18 million for a total of three years ($6 million per year).

GulfSource.org allows the general public full access to information on how testing is conducted, specifically where it is conducted, and when and what the results from the lab analyses show.

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