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Algae a bigger worry in cities’ water supply

Atrazine less a peril, expert says

Algae a bigger worry in cities’ water supply

[ 0 ] June 18, 2009 |

From Peabody Gazette-Bulletin:

 Philip Barnes will speak Thursday night in Marion. He says the cities have some of the best source water in the region.

Sedimentation and blue-green algae are greater concerns, Barnes, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, says.

Barnes thinks the cities’ class-action lawsuit against the maker of atrazine sends the wrong message to farmers.

“This bothers me a little bit,” he says.

Farmers in the area have done a good job limiting atrazine runoff in recent years, Barnes says.

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