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Water in Toledo found to contain toxin; emergency declared

With 600,000 people at the west end of Lake Erie advised Saturday not to drink their tap water due to the presence of a toxin, experts here said water remains safe.

“There’s no cause for alarm here,” said Paul Whittam, director of water quality services at the Erie County Water Authority. “Water quality is excellent on this end of the lake.”

Water at a Toledo, Ohio, treatment plant has tested positive for microcystin, a toxin known to cause liver and kidney damage, leaving thousands of Ohio residents without water and prompting a state of emergency Saturday.

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