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Algae blooms putting the state's drinking water at risk


Environmentalists say the state has not done enough to prevent the algae blooms now found in several upstate lakes, and they say that is putting drinking water at risk. Toxics Targeting Inc. has created a database of the instances of blue-green algae, including in Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes. The blooms create neurotoxins that can be hazardous to people, and so additional testing and restrictions are put in place once they are found. But my next guests say New Yorkers should still be on alert. Walter Hang, the president of Toxics Targeting, and Auburn City Councilor Terry Cuddy, explain.