Federal Agencies Team up to Monitor Dangerous Algal Blooms in Water

April 10, 2015 2:32 PM

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NASA will be tying up with several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as it leverages its technology to monitor American freshwater and protect the country from algal blooms.

Freshwater algal blooms are considered an environmental risk, as they pollute drinking water, changing its taste and odor and posing health risks for humans and animals alike. Damages related to algal blooms in U.S. freshwater averages about $64 million annually, and problems such as those in Toled...

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