NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — All summer, we heard about harmful algal blooms. Senator Chuck Schumer is now calling for a statewide effort to prevent them ahead of next year.
Schumer is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look into a program to stop the spreading of toxic algal blooms, which has a health impact on humans, pets, and lakes across the state.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation found more than 1,000 cases of toxic algal blooms around Upstate lakes, including at least 220 in Central New York this year.
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