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Report: Ohio’s neighbors critical to reducing Lake Erie algae

By John Seewer
Associated Press

TOLEDO, OHIO: A group in Ohio that’s studying ways to reduce harmful algae in western Lake Erie says it’s important that neighboring states also take steps to cut down on the problem.

A report released Wednesday by the Ohio Phosphorus Task Force recommends a 40 percent reduction in all forms of phosphorus that go into Northwest Ohio’s rivers and streams that flow into Lake Erie.

Phosphorus from farm fertilizer runoff and sewage treatment plants feed the algae that leave behind toxins that can kill animals and foul drinking water.

The group also says it wants the recommendations in its report to be considered in Indiana and Michigan because rivers and streams in those states drain into the lake too.


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