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Summary Box: Taste testers sample gas leak fish

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:18 PM
Summary Box: Taste testers sample gas leak fish

TASTE BUDS: Scotland has called in taste testers to sample the fish found near the site of Total's North Sea gas leak to reassure Scottish seafood lovers.

THE TEST: The government says specially trained "sensory testers" at the Aberdeen, Scotland-based Marine Scotland Science organization sniffed and tasted seven different species of fish collected near Total's leak-stricken Elgin platform earlier this week.

THE VERDICT: "They are untainted by hydrocarbons," Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said.