A Look At The Runoff Fueling Lake Erie's Algae Bloom08:20
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This week, residents of Toledo, Ohio, could drink their tap water again, after contamination from an algae bloom in Lake Erie forced officials to shut the water off.

The bloom was caused by runoff from farms along the lake. Robert Broz, director of the Extension Water Quality Program at the University of Missouri, joins --- to discuss what causes that runoff and what's in it, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potash.

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  • Robert Broz, director of the Extension Water Quality Program at the University of Missouri.

This segment aired on August 8, 2014.

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