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05 Dec 2010 19:44 GMT | Politics, Environment, Humanitarian crises
The White House is planning to serve seafood from the Gulf of Mexico at Christmas events this year, in a move aimed at boosting consumer confidence in the wake of the devastating BP oil spill.
But some locals are questioning the safety of seafood from the area.
They insist the oil is still in the water. Al Walker, a fishing boat captain in Louisiana, tells Al Jazeera's John Terrett why he has doubts over the testing.
Source: Al Jazeera
White House oil spill investigation commission says BP did not sacrifice safety to save money.
Humanitarian crises, US & Canada, United States, US
US Gulf residents attribute ongoing sicknesses to BP's oil disaster and use of toxic dispersants.
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