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Blue algae prevent Audi boat race

DTM 2006
The Dutzendteich at Nürnberg
  • Health risks from contaminated water
  • Presentation of boats and teams will take place as planned
  • “1st Audi Dutzendteich Challenge” postponed to Zandvoort

The boat race of the Audi DTM stars scheduled to take place on the Dutzendteich lake in Nuremberg on Friday had to be cancelled. The Nuremberg public health authorities imposed a general bathing ban on the “Große Dutzendteich” which is immediately adjacent to the Norisring paddock. The enormous heat in recent weeks has promoted the generation of poisonous blue algae (cyanophyta) which may release so-called cyano-toxins. Contact with or swallowing of the water could trigger health problems such as nausea, vomiting or allergic reactions.

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