Algae termed environmental justice issue

...Joining him at the news conference were Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi — who said it is imperative for the city to continue to “do its part” by completing improvements to its sewage system and upgrades to its Collins Park Water Treatment Plant — along with Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada, and Nick Mandros, newly hired northwest Ohio policy coordinator for the state’s largest environmental group, the Ohio Environmental Council...

Also at Wednesday’s news conference, Mr. Mandros said the value of fishing, boating, and other recreation should be considered in addition to the more obvious concerns about drinking water.

“A river holds a connection to a community,” he said. “Toxic algae will continue to threaten drinking water until we get serious about it.”

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017