How to Clean Up the Polluted Lakes of North Carolina

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule Monday that would make pollution from algae blooms and algae growth the worst pollution to cause harm to aquatic life in the state.

The EPA says the rule will protect the state’s water quality and wildlife from algae, sediment and other pollution.

The agency says the algae bloom rule would prevent the most dangerous forms of pollution from contaminating streams, lakes, rivers and wetlands.

The agency’s decision comes after an extensive public comment period.

The rule is expected to take effect in June, but the EPA says it will be ready for use by the end of the year.

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