Federal Lawsuit Filed To Halt Florida's Toxic Algae Blooms
Source: Environment News Service
July 18, 2008
Tallahassee, FL -- Today, five environmental groups filed a lawsuit to compel the federal government and the state of Florida to set numeric limits on the excess nutrients which trigger harmful blooms of blue-green algae. Algae blooms are fouling Florida's beaches, lakes, rivers, and springs, threatening public health, and closing swimming areas. Last month, a water treatment plant serving 30,000 Florida residents was shut down after a toxic blue-green algae bloom on the Caloosahatchee River threatened the plant's source water supply.
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