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Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe To Eat

Washington state health officials Tuesday said their arsenic testing has confirmed that geoduck clams harvested from a bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat, following toxicity concerns that prompted China to ban imports of West Coast shellfish.

CBS Seattle–01/07/2014

Chinese authorities detected arsenic in a shipment of clams from Washington. (Getty Images)

State Begins Testing Shellfish After China Ban

Department of Health technicians are testing shellfish samples from the Poverty Bay area near Federal Way.

12/27/2013

(Photo credit Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Gregoire Taking On Ocean Acidity

Gov. Chris Gregoire plans an announcement Tuesday on steps Washington may take in response to the increasing acidity of the ocean, which affects the shellfish industry.

CBS Seattle–11/27/2012

credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images

King County: No Recreational Shellfish Harvest

The Washington Health Department has closed King County beaches to recreational shellfish harvesting after concerning levels of a dangerous toxin were found in samples.

07/21/2012