Plan takes aim at harm­ful al­gae

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Ohio and Michi­gan have agreed to sharply re­duce phos­pho­rus runoff blamed for a rash of harm­ful al­gae blooms on Lake Erie that have con­tam­i­nated drink­ing wa­ter sup­plies and con­trib­uted to oxy­gen-de­prived dead zones where fish can’t sur­vive.

The two states, along with On­tario, Canada, said they would work to cut the amount of phos­pho­rus flow­ing into west­ern Lake Erie by 40% within 10 years.

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