Tainted Lake Erie water coming under increased scrutiny

August 6, 2014 4:16 AM

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Tainted Lake Erie water coming under increased scrutiny

The water problems that led to a state emergency in Ohio’s fourth-largest city and forced thousands to avoid drinking tap water for more than two days is certain to come under intense scrutiny in the coming months.

“This is not just one community issue, this is the whole lake,” said state Rep. Dave Hall, who wants to bring in experts to look at the cause of the blooms and how they’re influenced by weather, farm runoff, manure management and wastewater treatment facilities.

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