BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WNWO) — A program aimed at protecting freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms is beginning at Bowling Green State University.The university announced Monday.
It is being awarded a $5.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Science Foundation.
The funding will help establish the Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health.
Algal blooms plague parts of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world.
An outbreak in western Lake Erie in 2014 contaminated tap water for two days for more than 400,000 people around Toledo.
The collaborative effort among Bowling Green State and other universities and research institutions will research causes of algal blooms and possible solutions