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EPA, state officials seek input on Lake Champlain cleanup

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Vermont will be holding their first public meeting as part of an effort to seek public input on a recently released draft proposal to clean up Lake Champlain.

They first meetings are being held Monday in St. Albans and Swanton. Those meetings will be among six being held in December to discuss a draft proposal to reduce water pollution at the lake and its tributaries.

Polluted stormwater runoff is causing excessive plant and algae growth in some areas of the lake that turn water murky shades of green, brown, or blue.

After Monday's meetings, the next will be Dec. 3 in Montpelier; Dec. 10 in Burlington and Middlebury; and Dec. 11 in Rutland.

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