STUART, Fla. (WSVN) — A Central Florida business is hard at work trying to clean up Florida’s algae emergency.

Workers from Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. are using a machine to eat away the algae that’s plagued waterways along the Treasure Coast in recent weeks. The algae, which has accumlated in a thick green sludge, has made water activities impossible in Martin County.

Officials sais the algae is toxic to both humans and wildlife. “We’re gonna eradicate it, we’re gonna detail it out,” said Ecosphere Technologies spokesperson Corey McGuire, “and like I said, I think it’s a new day for Martin County, and we’re gonna move forward and get this squared away.”

The company said its machine can process 4,000 gallons of water a minute while destroying the algae and bacteria.

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