- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

FRANKLIN, Vt. (AP) - Vermont environmental officials are planning to meet with residents to discuss toxic algae blooms that have spread through Lake Carmi.

WPTZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2vVLX3j ) officials are meeting with Franklin residents Thursday after blue green algae or cyanobacteria blanketed the shoreline this week.

The algae is preventing camps from using water intake pipes, and residents say it is making it difficult to sell their homes.

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Many residents blame phosphorus runoff from nearby farms for the algae that can release a toxin that sickens swimmers and pets.

State agriculture agency inspector John Roberts says new land use regulations will help with controlling the algae blooms.

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