Anyone know what type of clams these are?

I’ve dug some in the past, but couldn’t seem to flush the grit out, even with a few days in sea water with corn meal. There must be some way to render them edible.

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One Response to Anyone know what type of clams these are?

  1. passing this on, as I've seen (obviously) that you are a clam eater.
    I have seen articles like this, from various areas.

    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/07/13/oregon-issues-clam-eating-limit-due-high-arsenic-levels/30110073/

    Oregon issues clam eating limit due to high arsenic levels

    Statesman Journal obtained a technical advisory showing that levels along the North coast were highest, with an average of 4.87 milligrams per kilogram of tissue. The Mid-Coast followed at an average of 1.39 mg/kg, and the South Coast had the least, at 0.77 mg/kg.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe levels at than 0.7 mg/kg of tissue or less.

    Department of Environmental Quality found elevated arsenic levels in samples of softshell clams taken in 2013 as part of its water quality toxics monitoring program.

    The clams are contaminated with inorganic arsenic, the toxic form of arsenic. It can occur naturally but also can be introduced by pressure-treated wood, outdoor materials, agriculture and industry.

    The advisory is likely to be permanent, OHA said.

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