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Tile Drainage contributes to Harmful Algal Blooms in Inland Lakes – OSU study

September 1, 2018

[caption id="attachment_2625" align="aligncenter" width="712"]Tile Drainage and Anthropogenic Land Use Contribute to Harmful Algal Blooms and Microbiota Shifts in Inland Water Bodies  - diagram of fecal loading impact Tile Drainage and Anthropogenic Land Use Contribute to Harmful Algal Blooms and Microbiota Shifts in Inland Water Bodies
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52 (15),...

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What Sparked An E. Coli Outbreak In Lettuce? Nearby cattle feedlot

August 29, 2018

Morning Edition, NPR, Dan Charles

The illnesses started appearing in late March. Here and there, across the country, people were checking themselves in to hospitals, sick from toxic E. coli bacteria. At least 200 people got sick. Five of them died.

Investigators quickly identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak, but have had trouble pinpointing the cause for months....

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Attorney has ‘real faith’ tighter controls are in store for Lake Erie – Toledo Blade

August 22, 2018

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade

The lead attorney in a landmark western Lake Erie case told about 50 people attending a private function Wednesday night she has “real faith and confidence” the ultimate decision rendered by Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr — even with it now likely to come months or even a year or two later than expected — will...

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Judge says algae lawsuit has too many loopholes – Toledo Blade

August 21, 2018

Toledo Blade, Tom Henry

Though clearly frustrated by the state of Ohio’s response to toxic algal blooms that have carpeted western Lake Erie’s surface the past 23 summers, Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr said in open court Tuesday he worries he is on “thin ice” with the case before him.

He said he welcomes a new version of it to be...

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It just keeps rolling along. (No, not Old Man River. We’re talking about something else.)

August 15, 2018

Update 9/5/2018:

MDEQ issued a Compliance Communication dated 9.5.2018, describing a tile riser at the northeastern edge of the field and instructing Hartland as follows: “The tile riser collects surface runoff from a large portion of field 60 and will need to be monitored as required in NPDES Permit No. MI0057536 during all future applications of CAFO...

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The Dumping Continues.

August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018

Beecher Rd., just west of Morey Hwy – Clayton, MI.  Hartland/Briskey manure application that started on August 9 continues.  All day, tankers come and go, lining up to empty into the dump box above.  (Black box to protect worker identity.)  Field includes tributary to S. Branch, River Raisin (tree...

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Gut Wrenching Stench after heavy rains

August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018

Heavy rains, high humidity, and 80-degree temps mean major stench around Terrehaven Farms on Hunt Rd., at the northern edge of the City of Adrian.  A 9 out of 10 on the Stench-o-Meter, gut-wrenching.  As in, you might throw up.  Neighbors all have their windows tightly shut, nobody outdoors on this sunny summer Sunday afternoon.


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Mayor Kapszukiewicz Pushes for a Total Maximum Daily Load for Lake Erie

August 11, 2018

City of Toledo, OH 

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz followed through today on his promise to push for a total maximum daily load for Lake Erie. 

The cities of Toledo and Oregon filed a joint Amicus Memorandum in U.S. District Court seeking the creation of a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for Lake Erie.

“I campaigned on cleaning...

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