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Runoff and the Health of Ohio’s Water

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Algae Bloom at Kelley's Island from Lake Erie in September 2009.

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that toxic sediment is threatening Cleveland's water supply. The poisonous sediment, dredged from the Cuyahoga River, was dumped into Lake Erie before the regulations put in place by the 1972 Clean Water Act. This has once again raised concerns over the impact of agriculture runoffs from fertilizers and manure. 


This show originally aired on May 6, 2016 at 10 a.m.

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