Nutrient Runoff is Killing American Waters and Voluntary Actions Aren't Working

Scavia, Donald

Publisher:  In These Times
Date Written:  01/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21154

The ongoing causes and devastating effects of nutrient pollution on American lakes, bays and waterways is examined.


Excerpt: Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They occur when water bodies become overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus from farms, water treatment plants and other sources. Warm water and lots of nutrients promote rapid growth of algae that can be toxic and potentially fatal to aquatic life and people.
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