Canberra's blue-green algae plague could take 10 years to kill off, experts say

Cassandra Morgan
Updated December 25 2019 - 2:55pm, first published June 30 2019 - 12:00am

ACT government officials say it could take a decade to rid the territory's lakes of blue-green algae, nearly 30 years after it first appeared in Lake Tuggeranong and more than 40 since it turned up in Lake Burley Griffin.

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Cassandra Morgan

Cassandra Morgan

Canberra Times health reporter

It has never been more important for Canberrans to be able to access reliable and accurate information about health. As The Canberra Times’ health reporter, I am committed to ensuring our readers have access to this. I, like many in the territory, have family members who work in the sector. Although providing comprehensive coverage on the coronavirus pandemic is obviously my number one priority, I aim to frequently shed light on the fantastic work our frontline professionals do, as well as the challenges they face. Email me tips and story ideas at:

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