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Algae contamination

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio couldn't drink their water this week due to possible algae contamination from Lake Erie. And officials say Lake Champlain has the same problem.

But they say Lake Champlain's blue-green algae blooms are more of a threat to swimmers than to our drinking water. That's because the intakes for drinking water are deeper in the lake, whereas the blooms are on the surface. Those blooms can release a toxin that can sicken swimmers and pets.


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