Last of Gulf closed by spill reopens to fishing

New Orleans, LA (AP) – One day before the anniversary of the
Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government says fishing can
resume in the last Gulf of Mexico waters closed because of the
massive BP oil spill.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday
that with the opening of about 1,040 square miles of water nearest
the sunken rig, all federal waters in the Gulf are open to
fishing.

NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco says lab tests of fish taken
in November, March and April found oil- and dispersant-related
chemicals vastly lower than the smallest levels of concern. She
says there was no detectable odor or flavor of oil or
dispersant.

The Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010 and sank
two days later. Millions of gallons of oil spilled in the following
months.

 

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