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After Piney Point Leak, Charlie Crist Asks NOAA to Prioritize Public HAB Forecasts

Last week, a leak was detected at the Piney Point site, threatening catastrophic collapse of the walls holding back 480 million gallons of toxic water. To prevent a collapse, the state has been pumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into Tampa Bay, raising major concerns over the impacts the toxic water will have on marine wildlife and the threat of harmful algae blooms.

Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate Leaders to Fund NIH Study on How Red Tide...

After reports last week of red tide returning to Southwest Florida, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Senate to do more to help combat the problem. 
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Congress Backs Another $15 Million to Fight Toxic Algae, Red Tide

From his seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., praised the decision to fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Research and Development Center to, according to the congressman’s office, “identify and develop technology to detect prevent and manage red tide and other HABs, including the blue-green algae bloom smothering Lake Okeechobee.” 
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