Oil Spills

Heavy Metals in Oysters Two Years After BP Gulf Disaster

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Gulf Oysters are turning up higher concentration of heavy metals according to Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences.  Using laser ablation, Dr. Peter’s team of scientists has detected concentrations of vanadium, cobalt, and chromium in the oysters sampled after the spill– three heavy metals present in oil.  This discovery worries experts that the food chain contaminated with these heavy metals may have adverse effects on consumers.  It is not know yet what health effects there will be linked to oil contaminated oysters.

Read it at Mother Jones


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