BP chief happy to eat Gulf seafood  

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The SMH has an article about the new BP COO saying he'll happily eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico - BP chief happy to eat Gulf seafood. For some reason I can't get the image of Mr Burns being served a three eyed fish from downstream of his nuclear power plant out of my mind...

BP will begin a legal offensive this month to cap its liabilities from disaster by offering those affected one-off compensation payouts in return for them waiving the right to sue.

It is also continuing its public relations efforts, with its chief operating officer, Doug Suttles, saying on Sunday he would ''absolutely'' eat Gulf of Mexico seafood. ...

Doug Suttles gave his vote of confidence two days after Louisiana state authorities re-opened 6200 square kilometres of coastal waters for fishing, with the Food and Drug Administration saying Gulf seafood harvested from such open areas is safe for human consumption.

Environmentalists worry that not enough testing has been done on the seafood as the use of chemicals to dissipate the oil from the surface leaves lingering questions about toxicity in the fish.

When asked whether he would eat the Gulf's bounty, Mr Suttles didn't flinch. ''I absolutely would,'' he said. ''There's been a tremendous amount of testing done …

''I have a lot of confidence in those agencies and I trust their recommendations and I would eat their food - the seafood out of the Gulf - and I would feed it to my family.''

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