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Ohio EPA creates new nutrient management strategy


October 17, 2013 – Nitrogen and phosphorus are two major components to harmful algal blooms, which increased in Lake Erie compared to last year. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a new plan from the Ohio EPA to fight these elements.

Ohio’s revamped strategy to address nutrient issues in the state’s waterways includes a more robust analysis, according to Chris Abbruzzese, the agency’s spokesperson. He explains that the old system used a one-size-fits all number while the new game plan would implement more evidence-based criteria in determining the health and quality of a stream or river. READ MORE