The state lacks public drinking water standards for cyanotoxins, and monitoring of recreational waters is voluntary.
Cyanobacteria levels were at an all-time high this year.
News Release — Vermont Veterinary Medical AssociationAug. 20, 2019 Contact:Linda Waite-Simp[email protected] Algae Blooms: A Very Serious Danger to Animals and Humans By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Hot summer days make most of us want to get out and enjoy nature, often bringing along our dogs, and it is important to be […]
The federal agency approved of the funding source as well as progress being made on pollution goals.
Reporter Elizabeth Gribkoff takes a look at the new aeration system installed by the state to prevent phosphorus buildup that can cause dangerous toxic cyanobacteria blooms.
Locals are cautiously optimistic a $1 million aeration system, unveiled this week, could improve the cyanobacteria bloom-plagued ‘lake in crisis.’
News Release — Vermont Department of Health July 5, 2018 Media Contact: Ben Truman 802-951-5153 / 802-863-7281 You Can Know How to Protect Your Family and Pets from Cyanobacteria Learn what “blue-green algae” looks like so you can avoid a potentially toxic bloom BURLINGTON – Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae, can harm humans […]
The hope is that cleaning phosphorus-laden sludge from the pond will improve conditions in the lake, which is experiencing a toxic bacterial bloom.
URLINGTON — Following a summer that saw many beach closures resulting from algae blooms in Lake Champlain, the city is allowing a private company to pilot its technology for algae mitigation at North Beach and Perkins Pier. Westford-based EcoSolutions LLC is using two technologies to try and reduce algae blooms. The first is a biological […]
A dairy farm in Enosburg Falls agreed to pay a $40,000 civil penalty on Thursday for rinsing farm equipment in the Bogue Brook, which is a violation of the state’s water quality standards, state officials say.
Continuing a half hearted, underfunded and under-regulated effort … has not given the public the improvements the EPA and Vermont state government are required to produce and will not in the future.
Final commitment letter from the governor awaiting information from federal agency
The acknowledgement of state health officials of the higher risk posed to children, the absence of known antidotes to the toxins now hidden in the clear waters following a bloom collapse, and the likely underreporting of algae-induced sickness still has not prompted sufficient concern to move us to tangible, meaningful action.
Tons of sediment is pouring into the lake from the Winooski, Mississquoi and other rivers from snowmelt and rain runoff, carrying with it the majority of phosphorous that causes blue green and other algae blooms.