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Crude Oil Found In Oysters At North Carolina Restaurant (Video)

Crude Oil Found In Oysters At North Carolina Restaurant (Video)

Watch as a young diner in North Carolina details his experience finding crude oil in raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.

Despite the FDA claims that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is safe for human consumption, reports of crude oil and other toxic substances found inside shrimp, fish, crabs and other seafood are becoming increasingly common thanks to the tragic BP oil spill.



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12:25AM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Continue the good work; keep posting more n more n more.
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6:43PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Tests showed the substance in the oysters was mud.

10:00AM PST on Jan 9, 2011

I feel badly for the restaurant owners and the fishermen in the Gulf, but I've read of several independent scientific studies that found oil and dispersants, etc. in Gulf seafood. This stuff is going to be around for decades before the Gulf can cleanse itself. And probably we'll have another spill to reinfect us all over again. Am I a cynic? No, merely a realist. We are not over this, but BP is over cleaning up.

12:15PM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Excellent reporting here. Thank you!

12:09PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Just GROSS- this needs to be publicized.

10:46AM PST on Nov 29, 2010

FDA claims shmaims...I'm not sure I trust the FDA. I'd rather err on the side of caution and not take the FDA's word that it's safe.

7:59AM PST on Nov 28, 2010

Let the politicians (and their families) eat Gulf seafood each day to show us it is ok before we subject our families to pollution.

10:35PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

just as they lied about new york's 911 contamination, so they lie about gulf seafood, to wesh out on compensation, typical oil cartel/govt criminal practice that has become standard operational procedure because domesticated brainwashed zombies called citizens allow it. Just like mass murder with DU WMDs and torture, and invading other lands to steal resources, and bullying other countries while uttering bullshit about freedom and democracy. Demockery more like it, even before the patriot act and homeland security. No wonder all other nations are dumping the dollar and buying from someone else. Who'd support evil with their wallet? Not i.

5:22PM PST on Nov 25, 2010

This Thanksgiving day, I am thankful that I am vegan! When will humanity learn??

12:59PM PST on Nov 25, 2010

while you are talking about oysters someone should look into willapa bay washington, producer of a huge percentage of oysters in the USA. For starters carbaryl has been sprayed by the commercial oystergrowers since 1964 to kill a native ghost shrimp.
Since 1990, encouraged by the Nature Conservancy, Monsanto and USFWS, they have been eradicating spartina with glyphosate and for the last 8 years, a combo of glyphosate and imazapyr(never tested for marine toxicity). The obsession with eradicating spartina has spread to California and Oregon, in fact the West Coast Governors in their plan for restoring the health of the ocean have prioritized eradicating spartina from Mexico to alaska. Shame shame shame, on everyone who is allowing this to happen. My oysterbeds have been tested for drift the last 4 years and pesticide contamination has been found. I've suspended my oysterharvests, which is something that is supposed to happen when chemicals drift on your beds, but since we at the Moby Dick Hotel and Oysterfarm seem to be the only ones to test, everyone else is madly selling their oysters. I will not eat anything out of Willapa Bay, we didn't have an oil spill, we simply have outrageouslly and dangerous bad behavior on the part of the oystergrowers, USFWS, & Nature Conservancy who support the poisoning , and
are supported by most elected officials. And this bad practice has infected Puget Sound &other estuaries in Wa. state. If interested leave contact info.

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