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Austin Grocery Store Samples

FISH TESTING RESULTS:
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT(SEED COALITION)

Fish Testing-Grocery Store Samples from Austin, Texas - February 2003

Date purchased Fish/seafood Hg in mg/kg Exceeds
EPA
Exceeds
TX
Exceeds
FDA
2/20/03 shark (black tip) 1.28 X X X
2/20/03 swordfish steak 0.766 X X  
2/20/03 tuna (steak) 0.354 X  
2/20/03 tuna (canned) <.04   
2/20/03 frozen fish sticks <.04   
2/20/03 catfish <.04   
2/20/03 shrimp <.04    
      
2/21/03 swordfish steak 0.578 X  
2/21/03 orange roughy fillet 0.436 X   
2/21/03 tuna steak -ahi sashimi 0.378 X  
2/21/03 scarlet red snapper fillet 0.118    
2/21/03 rainbow trout <.04    
2/21/03 tuna (canned) <.04    
2/21/03 catfish <.04    
2/21/03 shrimp <.04    

Tested in Austin, Texas at AnalySys Inc., EPA- .2 mg/Kg TX- .7 mg/Kg FDA- 1.0 mg/Kg
3512 Montopolis Dr., Austin, Texas 78744  
Methods- USEPA Procedures 245.5 & 7471  
Samples submitted for testing 2/21/03 - fillets were tested.  

FISH TESTING RESULTS:
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT(SEED COALITION)

Fish Testing-Coleto Creek Reservoir- adjacent to Coleto Creek power plant
Note: There is no Texas Dept. of Health data yet for this reservoir

Date Caught Fish Hg in mg/kg Exceeds EPA
3/30/03 black bass 0.442 X
3/30/03 black bass 0.372 X
3/30/03 black bass 0.59 X
3/30/03 black bass 0.278 X
3/30/03 black bass0.408 X

Tested in Austin, Texas at AnalySys Inc., EPA- .2 mg/Kg TX- .7 mg/Kg FDA- 1.0 mg/Kg
3512 Montopolis Dr., Austin, Texas 78744  
Methods- USEPA Procedures 245.5 & 7471  
Samples submitted for testing 3/31/03 - whole fish were tested.  

 

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