Toxic Algae

Environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will consolidate state oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn't overlapping.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at two Buckeye Lake beaches because of high toxic algae levels.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at Buckeye Lake boat ramps after tests conducted last week show high levels of algae toxins in the water.

Ohio Public Radio

Help is now available for farmers who need a hand cutting down on nutrients that run off of their land and into Lake Erie, which can create harmful algae.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department says toxic algae blooms have been found in the ponds at Krumm and Schiller Parks.

Columbus Public Utilities officials say water tests detected three different algae toxins at the Dublin Road water treatment plant.

Newark Advocate

The central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms. 

Federal researchers are developing an early warning system for toxic algae blooms.

Toledo Blade

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law new rules designed to cut down on the pollutants feeding algae growth in Lake Erie.

The Ohio House and Senate have approved a measure aimed at reducing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and other waterways.

Ohio Governor John Kasich's budget plan puts a halt to the dumping of sediment dredged from harbors and rivers into Lake Erie. 

Environmental advocates are weighing in on what they’d like to see accomplished at the Statehouse this year.

A committee of state lawmakers will travel to western Ohio this week to talk about water quality issues facing Lake Erie and the rest of the state.

A new study shows what creates conditions for the growth of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in Ohio waterways may be the bacteria themselves. 

Toledo Blade

The city of Toledo is spending nearly 2 million additional dollars this summer on chemicals to neutralize algae toxins at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

City of Toledo

The man in charge of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant is stepping down.

Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System

Aug 15, 2014
Ohio Public Radio

Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials are setting aside 1 million dollars for new drinking water testing equipment and training for city water operators, in the wake of the recent drinking water ban in Toledo.

Toledo’s recent drinking-water ban sparked multiple layers of government to create a uniform statewide protocol to test for toxins from algae blooms in Lake Erie. 

State of Ohio

The Ohio EPA warned Toledo city leaders months ago the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant was vulnerable to potential failures.

AG Investigating Bottled Water Price Gouging In Toledo

Aug 5, 2014

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins has lifted the water ban put in place because of toxins from algae that contaminated Lake Erie.

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins this morning lifted the water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

Jul 28, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

Illinois EPA

Researchers predict Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer but say it won't be as large as last year or the record-setting 2011 outbreak.

State Lawmakers are considering a bill creating new farm fertilizer regulations.