Riduzione delle alghe al Lago Erie

A state task force looking at ways to reduce the harmful algae in western Lake Erie plans on calling for a major reduction in all forms of phosphorous going into Ohio river and streams that flow into the lake.

TOLEDO, NOV 11, 2013

Phosphorous from farm fertilizer runoff and sewage treatment plants feed the algae that leave behind toxins that can kill animals and foul drinking water. A report from the Ohio Phosphorus Task Force will recommend a 40 percent reduction in phosphorous entering the Ohio waterways.

Part of the task force report was released Friday at a conference in Toledo on Lake Erie’s algae problem, The Blade newspaper in Toledo reported.

The task force’s report could affect farmers, sewage plant operators, large land-based businesses such as golf courses, and homeowners who use or manage large amounts of fertilizers. State and federal lawmakers will likely consider the recommendations when deciding whether to add new regulations aimed at improving water quality.



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