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(CNSNews.com) - Massive quantities of algae are now blooming in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, where the federal government has just spent $34 million in stimulus money to make the pool "sustainable" and "improve the quality and appearance of the water."
"Action is needed at this time to address substantial repairs and structural deficiencies at the Reflecting Pool," said an environmental assessment published by the Department of Interior in 2009. ....
Stimulated Algae: Slime Blooms in Reflecting Pool After Feds Spend $34M to 'Improve Quality and Appearance of the Water'
“The algae cells came in from the Tidal Basin, and since this is a new filtration system -- very unique, and in fact, one of a kind -- we knew that we were going to have some balancing that needed to be done, and we weren’t quite sure about what level of ozone we would need to disinfect the water completely,” Johnson told CNSNews.com.