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August 5, 2014

Is metro Detroit's water safe to drink? Nick Schroeck, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center director, answers

http://wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/Lake-erie-algae-and-toxins-80514/

The ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio was lifted Monday after tests showed toxins caused by algae blooms had subsided to safe levels. Half a million residents were told not to drink tap water last week after an algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water. Nick Schroeck, director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and assistant clinical professor at Wayne State’s Law School, talked with Craig Fahle about algae and toxins in Lake Erie, and why the Detroit metro water supply remained safe during this crisis. They also discussed how events like this galvanize opinions and efforts to protect fresh water resources.

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