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Toledo water woes stir call for national standards, strategy to fight algae toxins

The Associated Press via The Plain Dealer, September 8, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far beyond the Great Lakes.

But with no federal standards on safe levels for drinking algae-tainted water and no guidelines for treating or testing it either, water quality engineers sometimes look for solutions the same way school kids do their homework.

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