Fish samples test

Sensory ‘taste testing’ of fish collected from close to the Elgin platform has concluded that no taint of hydrocarbons has been found.

Over the weekend Marine Research Vessel Alba na Mara collected fish, water and sediment samples from the edge of the two-mile exclusion zone around TOTAL’s Elgin platform. The first-stage testing of the fish samples involved the specially trained panel of sensory testers at Marine Scotland Science in Aberdeen, who can detect the taint of hydrocarbon contamination in fish.

Full chemical testing of all environmental samples is continuing, with initial results expected by the end of this week.