Video: Algae crisis hurting Lake Erie, Ohio’s economy

Lake Erie has been plagued by toxic algae blooms for the past three years.

The problem is due largely to phosphorus draining off farm fields and flowing into the lake, where it fuels the growth of toxic algae.

The problem is harming the Great Lakes’ biggest fishery and hurting tourism. Who wants to fish or swim in a lake that looks like pea soup and contains strains of algae that are toxic to humans?

Lake Erie charterboat captain Rick Unger explains the problem, and its implications, in a video interview. Watch it here.

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