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Lake Erie’s Health

Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Lake Erie’s Health As the summer heats up, it may be tempting to take a dip in the cool waters of Lake Erie. Not so fast! The shallowest of the Great Lakes, and smallest by volume, is also pretty dirty. The lake is dealing with tiny plastic beads, an algae bloom and pollution from coal plants. Still, it's a lot cleaner than it used to be. Join host Mike McIntyre as we dive into our Great Lake, Wednesday at 9.

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Erin Huber - Executive Director of Drink Local, Drink Tap
Cathi Lehn - Program Manager at Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization
Stephen Duirk - Professor at the University of Akron
Frank Greenland - Director of Watershed Programs at NEORSD

Additional Information

Lake Erie Beaches Rank Worst in Water Quality Along U.S. Coast Lines
Challenges Facing Lake Erie
Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Wildlife
Record-Sized Lake Erie Algae Bloom of 2011 May Become Regular Occurence

2013 Conservation Symposium: The Battle of Lake Erie
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