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SEP 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Toledo may use conservation to fight water toxins

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Consumers in Ohio's fourth-largest city may be asked to voluntarily conserve water next year to limit demand and help reduce contamination from toxins left by Lake Erie algae. The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1lTkKrg ) reports the water treatment commissioner talked about the planned conservation request during a panel discussion this week.

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SEP 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Crews fixing field marred by graphic vandalism

(AP) — Volunteers and professionals have been repairing an estimated $10,000 of vandalism to a Michigan high school football field that included a depiction of male genitalia. The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/1D406dw ) Saturday the repair crew has been working to fix the Bedford Community Stadium field in Monroe County's Bedford Township in time for next Friday's homecoming ...

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SEP 12, 2014 - Roll Call

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Agricultural Runoff Issues Will Contribute to Future of America's Water Quality Regulations

The Lake Erie algae bloom that forced Toledo officials to issue a do-not-drink advisory for local water in August highlighted the impact that agriculture can have on water quality.

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SEP 10, 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Ohio legislators introduce bill seeking EPA action on algae toxin

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators joined with Toledo Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur today responded to last month's toxic algae outbreak on Lake Erie by introducing a bill that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue public guidance on what algae toxin levels are dangerous in drinking water

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SEP 08, 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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

A growing chorus is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create a national standard for allowable amounts of microcystin, the toxin that contaminated Toledo's water.

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