Algae Hits the Headlines again

9/11 Memorial Pools Evacuated Due to Algae Risks

Earlier this summer in New York City, the two memorial pools built to commemorate the September 11th terror attacks were evacuated for health and safety reasons after they began to give off a strong and unpleasant smell. This article in the International Business Times shows just how much disruption the closures caused, with many New Yorkers sharing their tweets trying the guess the reason for the lock down and reports the chaos on the surrounding roads. Eventually, the smell was discovered to be caused by rotting algae in the pools. Had there been sufficient anti-fouling protocols in place the closures could have been avoided, preventing the shutdown, loss of business, and cost to the local economy.

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