Gulf Shrimp Tests Positive for Oil.
Nancy, (Mac) Mackenzie out of her own curiosity this week bought some shrimp in Venice, Louisiana and had them tested without deveining the shrimp. The tests came back positive for oil, and on this week's telephone conference call she asked Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunf about the federal tests.
From today's Operational Update Call with Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft - (see the entire transcript at THIS ADDRESS
The testing results on Nancy MacKenzie's shrimp are here.
Operator: At this time, I’d like to remind everyone in order to ask a question, press star then number one on your telephone key pad. We will pause for just a moment to compile the Q&A roster. Your first question comes from the line of... Chris Kirkham with the “Times-Picayune.”
Paul Zukunft: Good morning, Chris. I’m ready for your question.
Operator: Chris has withdrawn his question. 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.
Teleconference to Provide Operational Update on Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill Response EffortsNovember 2, 2010 | 3:25:25 PM EDT
WHO: Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunft, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response.
WHAT: Teleconference to provide an operational update on Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill response and recovery efforts.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. CDT, 10:00 a.m. EDT.
The call-in number is (866) 304-5784 for domestic callers and (706) 643-1612 for international callers.
Conference ID # is 22861579.