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DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis visited the WP Franklin Lock and Dam on the Caloosahatchee River Thursday.

The governor’s office confirmed he received a briefing on an innovative technology treatment being used to combat blue green algal blooms. The treatment is performed by BlueGreen Water Technologies, a leading Israeli algae mitigation company.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District are continuing to monitor critical blue-green algal conditions while expediting large-scale Everglades projects, Governor DeSantis said.

“I have directed all of my state agencies to take an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to improve water quality and address active algal blooms,” Governor DeSantis said.

BlueGreen Water Technologies is treating blue-green algae in the Caloosahatchee River with an innovative technology Lake Guard Oxy, the governor said.It neutralizes blue-green algae and associated cyanobacterial toxic blooms without negative environmental impacts.

The post DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee appeared first on NBC2 News.


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