Can you vacuum up toxic algae? One Florida county will try

Blue-green algae in Stuart, Florida, July 27, 2018. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: Lee County in southwest Florida got permission from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday to vacuum up blue-green algae collecting in marinas and dead-end canals.

It will then take it to the North Lee County Reverse Osmosis Plant to have the solids separated from the liquid. The solids will go to an landfill, while the disinfected water will be put into a deep injection well.

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