WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have declared 96% of the Gulf of Mexico's waters safe for commercial and recreational fishing, after chemically testing more than 1,700 samples of Gulf fish, shrimp, oysters and crab and finding trace amounts of oil and oil dispersants on only 13 of the samples. During the peak of this summer's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, only 37% of the Gulf's waters were declared safe for fishing. ...
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