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Tom Bridgeman, a researcher at the University of
Toledo's Lake Erie Center, told members of the Ohio Lake Erie
Commission yesterday the new finding is significant because it goes
beyond the usual correlation between algae and rain. It also raises new
questions about the federal government's long-standing practice of
dumping silt dredgings from the Toledo shipping channel into the open
lake water, which has drawn the ire of Michigan and Ohio politicians
since the mid 1980s.