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Thurston County Health Lifts Toxic Algae Advisory for Summit Lake

ThurstonTalk - 16 Dec 2017
The Thurston County Health Department is lifting a toxic algae advisory for Summit Lake. Laboratory results for two water samples collected on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 show microcystin toxin levels below the advisory level. The health advisory was in ...

Toxic algae advisory lifted at Summit Lake

The Olympian - 16 Dec 2017
Lab results for two water samples collected Dec. 12 showed microcystin toxin levels below the advisory level, according to the Thurston County Health Department. Health department staff noted visible algae during the sampling, and recommend people and ...

Toxin level found in Summit Lake is dangerous for kids

The Olympian - 05 Dec 2017
This time, lab results from a sample collected on Nov. 30 show high levels of microcystin, according to a news release from Thurston County. “Microcystin is a liver toxin which accumulates over time,” the news release stated. “High accumulation of this ...

Winter means work for Lake Erie's algae warriors, too

Toledo Blade - 13 Dec 2017
And each produce the toxin called microcystin that can make people violently ill or potentially kill them if they take in a huge amount of it. Also during the winter, sensors for fixed locations intake cribs where area water-treatment operators draw ...

Onondaga Lake mystery: Why doesn't it get toxic algae blooms?

Syracuse.com - 22 Nov 2017
So did 139 other water bodies across the state; all contained the toxin produced by the algae, called microcystins. Onondaga Lake wasn't on the list this year, and almost never is, a blue-green algae expert told the Onondaga County Environmental Health ...

Oregon plans water rate hike for ozone treatment

Press Publications Inc. - 11 Dec 2017
But probably the main reason for ozone is that it kills microcystin much quicker than what chlorine can do.” The project improvements consist of adding ozone treatment to settled water at the water treatment plant, and modifying the existing filters ...

AP EXPLAINS: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague

Akron Legal News - 20 Nov 2017
Scientists believe a combination of factors can trigger large blooms, including warm temperatures, slow water circulation and excessive nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus. Among nutrient sources are runoff from farms and urban lawns as well ...

Brewery makes algae beer to spotlight threat to Lake Erie

Toledo Blade - 01 Dec 2017
Mr. Clarke said he aimed for a "sludgy, murky-looking" drink reminiscent of the now-famous bright green slime that fouled the water in August, 2014, when more than 500,000 metro Toledo residents were issued a "do not drink" order for the tap water due ...

Microcystin Toxin: Killing Marine Life and Humans

Florida Sportsman Magazine - 04 Aug 2017
Microcystin is a component of what's lovingly called blue-green algae, or other confusing names like cyanobacteria. Or, my choice: poisonous slime discharged on us from special interests inland. Supposedly, a “recent” study at Ohio State University ...

EPA might change its guidelines for the toxin microcystin

Michigan Radio - 07 Mar 2017
The guidelines will be voluntary. Health officials in Ohio and Michigan already test for microcystin. Shannon Briggs is a water toxicologist with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. She says local health officials in Bay and Monroe ...

Algae advisory keeps many away from Maumee Bay State Park

Toledo Blade - 04 Sep 2017
The Lake Erie beach is under a public health advisory because of high levels of microcystin found in Lake Erie, along with high levels of E. coli bacteria. This advisory has no effect on Toledo drinking water, which remains clear, according to the ...

Toledo researchers look into impact of toxic algae

Toledo Blade - 06 Aug 2017
He and Mr. Kennedy said the research is more relevant now that microcystin is on the rise globally. Climate change and poor land use are cited as probable reasons. The toxin is carried primarily by an algae called microcystis, one of Earth's oldest ...

Toledo's Water Quality Dashboard moved to 'watch'

Toledo Blade - 26 Aug 2017
The city's water-quality dashboard rates the water from clear to watch, caution, preschool advisory, and do not drink. The caution stage would mean microcystin has been detected in tap water but the level does not mandate an advisory. Toledo officials ...

Microcystin levels low in Lake Erie

Toledo Blade - 22 Aug 2016
Algae-produced microcystin levels in Lake Erie — the toxin that fouled municipal water for three days in 2014 — have remained low near Toledo's drinking water intake crib, according to a review of daily tests performed by city chemists since late ...

Maumee River recreational advisory continues during algal bloom

Toledo Blade - 23 Sep 2017
Two test results Saturday showed 1.8 and 11.8 parts per billion of microcystin in raw river water, both below the 20 ppb threshold the World Health Organization uses for avoiding all contact. City tap water, which is pulled from Lake Erie, remains safe ...

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