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-- has finally stopped leaking into the gulf but the damage is already done today the government will begin testing on fish that were exposed to the spill.
To see if they are safe to eat right now Adam Shapiro -- up -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- In Mississippi where that testing is being done at -- That's right -- it's been going on since April 28 that I want to introduce you to Steve Wilson he is the kind the second process.
In the testing we -- -- prepare the samples but that.
Next step is actually some elements very simple they take a -- -- seven people in another room down there it's close to the public gets locked up they don't Wear any perfume or any thing.
They smell it and then they actually tasted so it's exactly what you're looking for when you do this -- You raised this lit up and then you slowly.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Think about it -- -- my let it register.
And then you reach over here and with a corresponding number.
They pass or fail in this case I would pass OK -- -- and frank on the line to take a look at some of the samples but I want to ask you but people look at -- think that's kinda silly I mean c'mon you just smelling the fish but about a chemical test what what do you really gonna -- but this Mellon.
-- trained analysts here are able to detect one PPM or less oil in this and they're very.
Repeat aboard the results of this is a very standard test for this but if they pass.
They are verified through chemistry and -- -- all of the fish that pass the smell and taste test.
Wind up getting chemically tested as politicians yes absolutely and it when -- they're smelling for the oil can they also smell for the the stuff that was used the correct sick.
That was used to break apart the oiled I think it was over a million gallons of that was dumped into the gulf they have been able to detect this but it's a very light and -- and that is not.
And anyway so what happens is that did -- -- put on the oil.
The oil is mixed with it in the oil over powers -- corrected but they do you know the -- -- -- and last question has anybody ever gotten -- from -- -- we actually saw the people and that closed -- room actually tasting stuff.
Well they don't say they don't eat it they just taste it and started out so no no one's gotten -- like the French wine -- is take this week immense -- and out and build up on the pitch.
All right Steve Wilson thank you very much and we're going to be back here -- another -- tell you more about the fish that's going on -- Of the 3600 rough samples federal and state that they've done.
Only one fish has failed but they will keep this going they say as long as it takes -- assessments that federal waters will be open to fishing.
By September well to you those waters.
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