Fighting the Great Lakes Algae Problem. EPA Announces New Restoration Plan

September 25, 2014 4:16 PM

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Fighting the Great Lakes Algae Problem. EPA Announces New Restoration Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their new plan to restoring the largest freshwater source on Earth. The plan includes increasing attempts to clear up toxic algae blooms and clean up 10 polluted rivers and harbors. This program comes after the Obama Administration said on Wednesday more needs to be done to protect the Great Lakes.

The EPA program is called the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II, and is the largest conservation program in the history of the U.S. It continues the work from a four-year program launched in 2010. That program shelled out more than $1.6 billion over 2,000+ restoration projects.

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