EPA Adds Another $12M For Battling Lake Erie Algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says federal and state agencies will be getting another $12 million to deal with the harmful algae in Lake Erie.

The EPA said Wednesday that Ohio, Michigan and Indiana will be able to get a share of the money along with federal regulators.

Some of the funding will be for monitoring drinking water and tracking pollutants in waterways that go into Lake Erie.

The EPA also says a part of the $12 million will go toward encouraging farmers to cut down on the fertilizer and manure runoff that contributes to the algae problem.

The announcement comes just a little over a month after the city of Toledo’s water supply was contaminated by toxins from algae on the lake.

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