NEWS PRESS: Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis

NEWS PRESS: Written by Amy Bennet Williams. April 7th, 2019.

With toxic algae fouling Southwest Florida’s inland waterways and coastline last year, state health officials faced a flood of worried questions as people turned to them for crisis leadership. Some were specific: Were Caloosahatchee blue crabs safe to eat? Was it dangerous to breathe near the algae-choked canals? How about swimming in the Gulf?

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