By Susan Bence and Michelle Maternowski
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
August 16, 2017
The dangerous blue-green algae in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park lagoon continues to pose a risk to human and animal health. Last weekend, organizers of a dragon boat festival moved the event elsewhere because of toxins created by the algae. And this coming weekend, water skiers had planned to compete in a two-day competition.
The water ski event was canceled Wednesday, due to the water’s condition.
Todd Miller is with UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health. He and his team have been testing the lagoon regularly this summer. Miller says its toxicity has varied, but has consistently been higher than the EPA’s cutoff for recreational activity…