NASA, NOAA and EPA Join Forces to Study Toxic Threat To Drinking Water: Algal Blooms

April 10, 2015 9:41 AM

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NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.

Algal blooms are a worldwide environmental problem causing human and animal health risks, killing fish and affecting taste and odor in drinking water. In the United States, the cost of freshwater ruined by algal blooms is $64 million every year. In August 2014, officials in Toledo, Ohio, banned the ...

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