Sodus, N.Y. - Toxicity test results are due back Monday afternoon after blue-green algae was found on Sodus Bay in Wayne County Friday afternoon.
The algae blooms are similar to what we saw in the summer of 2010 when a slimy coat of algae covered the bay. Some of which was toxic to people and animals.
Algae need hot, dry conditions, and calm water. Some marinas have placed bubblers near the docks where blue algae form with intentions to use the bubblers to prevent additional algae from forming.
Although, that can't rid the water of what's already there.
To do that, Ed Leroux, of the group "Save Our Sodus," says they're looking at using hydrogen peroxide.
“It's worked exceptionally well in the Netherlands,” Leroux said. “It stops the algae bloom dead in its tracks.”
Leroux says his organization has received several grants to take on projects to control and get rid of the algae.