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State officials disagree over regulations to combat algae blooms in Florida

Posted: 7:24 PM, Jul 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 19:24:53-04

Environmental activists and state officials disagree about how regulations should be used to combat algae blooms.

The State Department of Environmental Protection is considering new regulations on how much toxins are allowed in Florida's waterways.

Environmentalists say the state should set numeric limits on them.

However, the state agency believes the new limits should determine when

and where to declare a public health emergency, not as a tool to try to

prevent such emergencies.