By Kevin D. FaganPublished March 13, 2018 9:12:15The algae-infested wastewater plant near Nalcoma, Florida, is among the country’s largest, and is causing an estimated 40,000 tons of dead coral, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
That’s enough to fill five football fields.
The plant has been shut down for a month.
But it’s not the only one.
Other Florida plants are being shut down and some of the dead coral is turning up in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating, according, but the problem is likely much worse than the fish and wildlife officials are aware of.
The EPA’s Watershed Protection Program, which investigates pollution at marine and coastal waters, has been overwhelmed by the amount of dead algae that is washing up on Florida beaches.
It is now taking action.
The agency’s Watership Protection Program (WPP) is in the process of conducting a comprehensive review of its operations.
It has already received thousands of reports of algae and other contaminants, according an EPA news release.
The WPP is in charge of monitoring the water quality of the state’s coastlines and its waterways.
Its director, Brian R. Kovalic, says that algae is often present in the wastewater, which has to be treated with a specially designed treatment system.
That water can contain up to 500 parts per billion (ppb) of a variety of nutrients.
The water can be treated by treating the wastewater with a chemical known as nitrate, or by using a special treatment process called methanol.
The methanolic solution has been used in water treatment plants around the world for decades.
It is a non-chemical process, so it can’t kill algae in its path.
It can only remove the algae that are already in the water.
Kivalic says he is concerned about what will happen if the water is treated with nitrate.
“If we start to see dead coral in the ocean, the algae is going to spread.
That’s what we are seeing right now,” Kivalics told ABC News.
“I have seen dead coral on beaches, and I am not even sure how they can be dead.”
He added, “I don’t think it’s a good idea to be drinking water, I don’t want to drink it.”
Kivalics says it is not only the dead fish that have turned up in Florida, but other fish in the waters that are getting sick.
Kivics says the dead shrimp, crabs, and other species are turning up.
The dead coral can be spotted in the shallow water of the Gulf Coast, the Florida Keys, and along the eastern coast of South Florida.
There are no immediate indications of any fish deaths at the plant, but some dead fish are being moved out of the area to other facilities.
The fish industry, along with environmental groups, are warning that if untreated, the water can also kill other fish.
“The dead fish in Florida have been in the gulf for years, and the dead reefs are already at risk,” said Michael Loomis, senior scientist for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Authority, in a statement.
“If they’re not removed and treated, they could die and they’ll be there for a long time.
They will eventually eat everything in the ecosystem.
It’s the worst-case scenario for the future of our ocean.”
The EPA says that water from the plant is being treated with chlorinated water, which is also used to kill algae.
The chlorinated wastewater has to reach a certain pH, which causes it to dissolve in water.
The EPA says it has received a number of reports that fish in other parts of the U.S. are dying of cancer after consuming chlorinated effluent.
The agency is also working to determine if there is a link between the water used at the Nalcaqua plant and other illnesses.
It has not yet been determined how much chlorinated waste is in Nalcora’s water.
EPA says they do not know the full extent of the contamination.
But, in an email, the agency said they are “aware of some deaths in Florida and will be conducting further investigation into this issue.”
The agency also said they will not be making public any water samples.
“We are taking the situation very seriously and we will not allow this to happen again,” said EPA administrator Mike McKenna.
The company is in a difficult position because of the algae problems, but they also are doing what they can to clean up the water in the area.
The company is also looking into how to prevent further damage to the Florida ecosystem, which will be affected by the algae.
The Florida Fish& Wildlife Conservation commission is conducting an investigation into the Nalgene plant and has contacted the EPA.
It said it will review all water samples taken from the water that is being pumped out of Nal