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Some Vermont beaches closed Wednesday due to algae blooms

Some Vermont beaches closed Wednesday due to algae blooms

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — About a dozen beaches around Vermont, including several in Burlington, were closed Wednesday because of potentially toxic algae blooms.

Those included North, Leddy and Texaco beaches on Lake Champlain, WCAX-TV reported.

Cyanobacteria are microorganisms that are a natural part of fresh water ecosystems but under certain conditions they can multiple rapidly, creating scums and blooms on the water’s surface and along shorelines, according to the Vermont Department of Health.

The blooms can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals, the department said.

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