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Senators Portman, Brown pass bill to ensure safe drinking water

TOLEDO — The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill to define how much poison from toxic algae is dangerous for drinking water.  The bill was sponsored by Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio in response to Toledo’s water crisis.  In early August, a toxic algae bloom in Continue reading Senators Portman, Brown pass bill to ensure safe drinking water

Toxic algae threatening waterways

Green slime. Red tide. Brown scum. Toxic algae blooms are fouling waterways across North America these days, killing fish in Florida, sickening sea lions in California, temporarily closing beaches on Canada’s beautiful Pelee Island and even shutting off tap water to 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio, for Continue reading Toxic algae threatening waterways

Algae Systems commercial site could find home on Mobile Bay, representative says

DAPHNE, Alabama — About two years ago Daphne Utilities partnered with Algae Systems, and with backing from the Japanese engineering firm IHI, they began a pilot test that takes algae mixed with wastewater and turns it into drinking water and bio-crude oil. Algae Systems is… Continue reading Algae Systems commercial site could find home on Mobile Bay, representative says