A plant plant in Florida has been forced to shut down after an algae bloom threatened its health

A plant in south Florida has had to shut its power plant down after algae bloomed, threatening its health, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The plant in Pompano Beach, a city of about 9,000 people, was shut down Tuesday afternoon and the state Department of Environmental Protection said it was temporarily shutting down all of the surrounding area.

It is now being closed and the power has been turned off, according, the Florida DADEC.

The EPA has ordered that all of Pompa Beach be turned over to the state.

Pompacoyas power plant had an algae problem earlier this year and was shutdown last week, according the state, but was reopened this week.