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State Updates Plan To Fight Toxic Algae Blooms

Nov 27, 2017

The State of Ohio has issued an updated plan to sharply reduce the phosphorous that feeds algae blooms in Lake Erie, but some environmental groups say it lacks direction about what to do next.

The plan is designed to lay out how Ohio intends to reach its goal of making a 40 percent reduction of phosphorus within the next eight years. Michigan and Ontario along with Ohio signed a deal two years ago agreeing to make steep cuts. Ohio's strategy calls for more than 50 steps to take or at least consider. But critics say it lacks specifics about how much and what needs to be done.