Cyanobacteria outbreak a setback for Charles River
UPI - 08/20/2015
“The problem is scientific — we simply don’t know what makes them bloom,” Ferdi Hellweger, a water quality expert and an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, explained in a press release. “This highlights the need for more basic research into the ecology of cyanobacteria and a cautious approach when considering massive and costly management actions.”
Hellweger is one of many conservationists working hard to make the Charles River swimmable once again.
“These blooms are threatening our vision of a swimmable Charles and are impacting other recreational activities around the river, including dog walking,” he said. “The Charles River is not alone in this regard.”