President Obama signs toxic water bill benefiting Treasure Coast

Published: Jul. 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM EDT
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TREASURE COAST, FL (WFLX) - Millions of dollars are on the way to help fight toxic water on the Treasure Coast. President Barack Obama signed a bill sending $82 million for new research targeting ways to control toxic algea outbreaks.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson sponsored the bill which streamlines existing efforts nationwide to fight harmful algae blooms. The group Ocean Champions says harmful algea blooms cost the country nearly $100 million a year.

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