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Ohio's EPA looks for a new strategy to battle algae
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a new plan from the state EPA to fight nitrogen and phosphorus
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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The state’s Environmental Protection Agency is revising its strategy in the battle against algae. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explains, the Ohio EPA is taking a scientifically advanced approach to nutrient management.

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Nitrogen and phosphorus are two major components of harmful algal blooms, which increased in Lake Erie this year compared to last. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a new plan from the state EPA to fight the elements.

Ohio’s revamped strategy to address nutrient issues in the state’s waterways includes a more robust analysis, according to Chris Abbruzzese, the agency’s spokesperson. He says the old system used a one-size-fits all number while the new one would implement more evidence-based criteria in determining the health and quality of a stream or river.

Abbruzzese says Ohio was one of the first states to submit a new strategy to the federal EPA.

“I don’t think it’s any surprise to anyone that we’re having some nutrient impairment issues in our waterways. But the state has really taken a very proactive approach to address these nutrient issues.”

The Ohio Senate is also deliberating a bill that to create fertilizer management standards for agriculture.

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