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Could The Toxic Algae Return to Lake Erie?

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Almost half a million people went all weekend without running water in Toledo, Ohio. The city and surrounding area was under a strict ban from government officials not to drink or bathe in the water after high levels of toxic algae were identified in the main water lines. Officials warned that drinking the toxic water could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and even liver damage but no illnesses have been reported yet. Monday morning, Mayor Michael Collins told residents they are free to resume using tap water, claiming the levels of algae were reduced back down to safe levels. But even after watching Collins drink a glass of the water on camera, many residents are still afraid of drinking from the tap. According to several experts, this could just be the beginning. Algae season is usually at it?s peak in late August or early September. Aquatic ecologist Don Scavia attributed the high algae content to lots of sun, rain and wind in recent days. He also warns that more emergency shutoffs

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