Scientists studying Lake Champlain have found MORE toxic Blue-Green Algae growing in the water.
Algae blooms - fed by phosphorous - are popping up throughout the lake.
In Highgate-- the area known as "the Shipyard"-- has tested positive for high levels of toxins.
Residents say the problem has been persistent throughout the past five years and that it's time the community takes action.
Highgate Resident Lyla Slayton commented, "It's a hundred year problem, I don't know if there's a fix, but I have to believe there is. I think that it's time now for us to take some of the money that we're using to study with, make a decision, and do some things with it."
Toxic algae blooms can cause sickness in humans and be deadly for dogs.
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