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Liver toxin still present in Wingfoot Lake
High levels of Microcystins stump health officials


Wingfoot Lake remains the sole Ohio lake still under a toxin advisory and officials at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are stumped as to why.

As many as two-dozen lakes and reservoirs this summer were under no-contact advisories after toxic algae blooms emerged. The last of the other lakes dropped off the list as the weather got colder and the blooms died off.
But not the state’s newest park, Wingfoot, in Portage County. The Ohio EPA’sLinda Merchant-Masonbrink says her agency is investigating further.
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Merchant-Masonbrink says that while the colder weather has kept swimmers out of the water, health officials are concerned about duck hunters and their dogs, who may wade into the water to retrieve their game. 

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