Thomas Johengen working on the environmental sample processor. (Credit: Natalie McMyn)

A remedy for harmful algal blooms? Scientist thinks he's found one

"We're going to see cleaner water and we're going to see it at a large scale. It will work"

Covering the entire 40 acres of Lake Newport was a thick, green mat of algae. Looking across the lake in Youngstown, Ohio, last September, Peter Moeller, a government researcher, wondered if his experimental treatment could heal the lake by removing the toxin-producing cyanobacteria.

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