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Ohio Wants to put Lake Erie on a New, Strict Pollution Diet

Ohio Wants to put Lake Erie on a New, Strict Pollution Diet Photo: WDIO

JOHN SEEWER Associated Press
Created: February 13, 2020 04:44 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is calling for new pollution runoff limits for western Lake Erie where toxic algae blooms have flourished the past decade. State leaders announced Thursday that they want to set tougher regulations on the runoff that's feeding the outbreaks.

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It's a significant shift in Ohio's strategy to clean up the lake. Environmental groups had been critical of the state's past efforts.

A lawsuit pending in a federal court had been seeking to force new regulatory standards that the state now appears poised to adopt. The process includes a close review of the pollution sources and making an action plan.
 

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