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Environment & Science
Sun August 3, 2014
Snyder: State ready to aid towns using Erie water
Governor Rick Snyder says that state agencies are ready to help southeastern Michigan residents and communities that are affected by the toxic contamination of Lake Erie water.
Four Monroe County communities use water affected by the use ban that originated with problems just across the state border in Toledo.
The Monroe County health department says residents of Luna Pier, Bedford and Erie Townships and a portion of LaSalle Township should follow restrictions announced by Toledo.
The Ohio city says water should not be used for drinking or cooking. Toxins possibly from cyanobacteria blooms on Lake Erie have fouled the water supply.
Snyder says that so far, Michigan officials have not received requests for help. He says the state will do all it can to minimize impacts to citizens and communities.