Progress Being Made to Solve Toxic Algae Problems
Posted Monday, August 25th 2014 @ 6am
While the permanent solution to eliminating contamination to fresh water supplies from phosphorous run-off won't happen overnight, there is progress being made.
State Senator Bob Peterson, a farmer as well, says phosphorous run-off comes from farms, golf courses, yards and even sewage treatment.
He added that "one rain event" of five-inches of rain, is believed to have caused 80% of recent problems with algae blooms in Lake Erie.
Peterson says the state and federal government is investing millions of dollars to solve the problem, along with research dollars that were paid by crop farmers.