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Great Lakes algae concerns city councillor


Windsor city councillor Hilary Payne is searching for answers after viewing a video on the effects of algae on area lakes.

The video, produced by the Essex Region Conservation Authority, raises awareness to what it calls a pressing issue.

Payne, who said Lake Erie is "a disgrace," is calling on the federal government to take immediate action.

"This has basically turned Lake Erie into something like the Dead Sea," he said. "Millions of dollars were spent back in the '70s and '80s to keep phosphate out of the Great Lakes. We'd thought we had solved the problem but ... it's worse than ever."  more...

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