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NW Oregon Mega-Dairy to shut down: Manure & Waste violations

October 26, 2018

OPB BY Courtney Flatt; Northwest Public Broadcasting

A troubled mega-dairy in Oregon has announced its plans to shut down. After racking up multiple environmental violations, Lost Valley Farm’s owner has been fired and a trustee wants to sell the property.

Lost Valley Farm promised to be one of the largest dairies in the Northwest, proposing a 30,000-cow operation, bringing...

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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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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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Toledo, Oregon push for stronger Lake Erie protections – Toledo Blade

August 10, 2018

Toledo, Oregon push for stronger Lake Erie protections

ByTom Henry | BLADE STAFF WRITER Published on Aug. 10, 2018

Toledo and Oregon have become parties to a lawsuit filed by two groups that calls upon U.S. District Judge James G. Carr to order the most comprehensive cleanup strategy for western Lake Erie, known as a total maximum daily load.

The two plaintiffs, the...

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Lake Erie Advocates Urge: Enforce Existing Environmental Laws

July 11, 2018

 
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NOAA predicts harmful Lake Erie algae bloom – Detroit News

July 3, 2018

Sarah Rahal, The Detroit News - July 12, 2018

Researchers are predicting possibly toxic algae will form in western Lake Erie this summer, but are expecting the bloom to be less severe than previous ones that contaminated drinking water, officials say.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration scientists expect this summer's bloom to measure a 6 on...

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