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bos2All Hands Needed to Control Nutrient Pollution

By Tom Damm – EPA’s Healthy Waters in the Mid-Atlantic – November 10, 2016
When a harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie contaminated the Toledo area water supply two years ago, my first thoughts turned to my niece Jen and her family. They were among the hundreds of thousands warned not to drink their water, cook with it, give
it to their pets or ingest it any way after tests found the toxin, microcystin, above the standard for consumption. Jen found out about the water ban when she turned on the TV at around 8 a.m.  By then, there were scenes of panicky residents buying out cases of water from store shelves. For full blog post, click here.

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