Grand Lake OK for boating as toxin level dips | The Columbus Dispatch

For most of this summer, residents and business owners around Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio watched with dismay as a bloom of toxic blue-green algae poisoned the water and drove away tourists. Full Story
thedispatchsucks

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 27, 2010
amazing! must be all the BP dispersants. dont eat the 3 eye fish!

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 27, 2010
Not surprised Alum Creek made the list. It's helped me though, I used to swim in it daily when I was growin up, and now I don't get sick. Ever. It's good for the immune system.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 Aug 27, 2010
How about zero tolerance for pollutants in the watersheds? If we did that, we wouldn't have to put up with the, "algae from the dark lagoon."
It is amazing that the State can calmly sit back and say that a body of water has been made dangerous enough to kill, yet do nothing but run tests. It sounds like a "Nero fiddling while Rome burned" story to me.
kwaljalein-Marys ville

Marysville, OH

#4 Aug 27, 2010
The Ohio EPA is like a tiger without teeth! The run off into this basin water that is part of a Watershed system needs to be overhauled. Where are all the "Tree Huggers" and their signs? The Federal EPA told the Ohio EPA on what type action that needed to be taken, yet, we have a complete destruction of community that relies on tourism. Thanks Ted, you now have a few thousand more unemployed, yet, ODR continues to play their card games as they wait for the quitting time to come around.
In Ohio, if your not destroying the private sector business with unions, your destroying them with your lack of environmental enforcement. The Farmers know what has happen with their Hyper growth chemicals.
Garp

United States

#5 Aug 27, 2010
kwaljalein-Marysville wrote:
The Ohio EPA is like a tiger without teeth! The run off into this basin water that is part of a Watershed system needs to be overhauled. Where are all the "Tree Huggers" and their signs? The Federal EPA told the Ohio EPA on what type action that needed to be taken, yet, we have a complete destruction of community that relies on tourism. Thanks Ted, you now have a few thousand more unemployed, yet, ODR continues to play their card games as they wait for the quitting time to come around.
In Ohio, if your not destroying the private sector business with unions, your destroying them with your lack of environmental enforcement. The Farmers know what has happen with their Hyper growth chemicals.
Don't like it now, wait until John "business friendly" Kasich gets in the Governor's mansion.
Bob

Atlanta, GA

#6 Aug 27, 2010
Well, Buckeye ocean is still crystal clear as always !
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 27, 2010
Last one in is a rotten egg!

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