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Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem
Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem

A ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city, was lifted Monday after tests showed that toxins had returned to acceptable levels, city officials announced. Hundreds of thousands of residents in the city were told not to drink tap water last week after an algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water. Test results released Monday morning showed that “there are no problems whatsoever” with the drinking water, Mayor D. Michael Collins said in a televised news conference. “Our water is safe,” Collins said. “Families can return to normal life.” Then the mayor lifted what he said was a cup of Toledo tap water and drank. ...

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