Agae Blooms Hurting More Florida Waterways

07/25/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei.

Yesterday the AP reported: "Three environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers, the state and a water management district Monday over smelly, slimy green algae blooms that have been polluting the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court here alleges the corps is violating state and South Florida Water Management District regulations by diverting water that should be going into the river to 500,000 acres of sugar cane fields instead.

Earthjustice sued on behalf of the Florida Wildlife Federation, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida."

To talk about the algae outbreak (and it's one of many that is plaguing Florida's freshwaters) we're joined by Jim Weeks who writes a blog called Florida Politic and recently he wrote about the slime outbreaks.

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