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Feds Working To Develop Toxic Algae Early Warning System

Apr 9, 2015

Federal researchers are developing an early warning system for toxic algae blooms.

NASA, the US EPA, the US Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are using satellite data to track colors on water surfaces  to develop a way to warn people about the blooms. NOAA oceanographer Rick Stumpf says the 3.6 million dollar system will take five years to build, and much of the work will be performed in Ohio this year.

Stumpf says the system will be accessible by local officials and the public.