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Health Officials Warn Of Potentially Toxic Algae Bloom In Charles River

The “dirty” water in the Charles River is being called dangerous. Health officials say potentially toxic algae is growing near the MIT boathouse. It’s the result of the recent warm weather.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/23/2012

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Scientists: New England Summer Will Have “Moderate” Red Tide

Scientists are predicting a “moderate” bloom of the toxic red tide in New England this summer, and say the same factors that held it in check last year could suppress it again. The naturally-occurring algae produces a toxin that shellfish absorb, making them unsafe for people to eat, though it’s not a danger to the animal.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/09/2011