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Ohio lawmakers take action to slow algal and cyanobacteria blooms on Lake Erie

Dec 2, 2014

Cyanobacteria in Lake Erie
Credit Jeff Reutter / Ohio State University

The images of sludgy-looking green water coming out of taps this summer in Ohio and parts of Southeast Michigan are hard to forget. 

More than 400,000 people saw their water contaminated by toxins from cyanobacteria and algal blooms on Lake Erie. 

Now, Ohio lawmakers are taking action to slow the algal blooms. 

Karen Kasler is the Bureau Chief at Statehouse News, which produces reports for Ohio's public radio and television stations. She joined us to talk about the steps that are being taken.

Listen to the full interview above.