State Launches Pilot Project To Fight Harmful Algal Blooms

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ALBANY – New York State’s Governor announced the launch of a pilot project that the state hopes will fight harmful algae blooms on Thursday.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Mobile Harvester System separates algae from the water and returns clean water to the lake.

“Safeguarding New York’s water quality i s a top priority and we are providing direct assistance to communities to swiftly and effectively respond to harmful algal blooms,” Governor Cuomo said.

The pilot project will be used in Southampton’s Agawam Lake on Long Island. The pilot comes as part of the state’s $82 million initiative to study, respond to, and prevent harmful algae blooms in New York waterways.

If the pilot is successful it will be applied statewide.


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