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Lake Erie Algae Bloom Rated 'Severe'

Nov 9, 2017
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Scientists say Lake Erie’s algae bloom was one of the worst in recent years. And while it didn’t directly threaten drinking water, its bright green hue prompted national attention and hurt tourism. Great Lakes today's Elizabeth Miller reports with a wrap-up of algae bloom season.


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Three of the Great Lakes made the news this month.

The town of Waukesha, Wisconsin is moving ahead on its plans to draw Lake Michigan water; U.S. Senators are trying to delay the creation of a nuclear waste facility close to Lake Huron and the federal government is investing big money to prevent algae blooms on Lake Erie. 

Current State talks with Great Lakes journalist and commentator Gary Wilson.