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Israeli Company Claims New Record in Clearing Toxic Bacteria

An Israeli company said it has cleared the Roodeplaat Dam in South Africa of toxic cyanobacteria in the largest project of its kind ever successfully undertaken. The bacteria, which is better-known as blue-green algae but technically isn’t an algae, plagues watercourses around the world. It secretes toxins to fight off competition for surface area and sunlight from green algae, killing other water life in the process. Besides abundant sunlight, the bacteria’s growth is boosted by the presence of sewage or fertilizer-rich agricultural run-off.  Read more....

 

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