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ALGAE: In wake of Toledo’s algae woes, investigation takes deeper look at causes, solutions (Video)

Is the toxic algae that led to Toledo’s three-day “DO NOT DRINK” declaration this summer a threat to Cleveland in the future?

While Cleveland’s lake conditions differ from those of the western Lake Erie basin, when our Great Lake is threatened, all of its neighbors need to take notice.

This week, Fox 8 News‘ I-TEAM ran a two-part series focused on the toxic algae bloom that led to Toledo’s water ban in August, asking questions about the decisions made, the testing methods employed, and future work being considered to keep our lake and the surrounding residents safe. The videos and their complete reports are linked below.

I-TEAM Investigation Part 1 (November 10, 2014):
Could it happen here? The untold story of the Toledo water crisis
(Full story)

I-TEAM Investigation Part 2 (November 11, 2014):
Lake Erie algae blooms and the ghost of the river burning
(Full story)

The videos offer a well-rounded look at some of the causes of Lake Erie’s algae woes and the collaboration that will be critical in any short-term remedies and long-term solutions.