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Lake Champlain property values hurt by algae

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Water pollution related to toxic algae blooms in Lake Champlain is reducing the values of some lakefront properties in the town of Georgia. The town’s contracted assessor reduced the value of 34 homes along the lakefront on Ferrand Road by a total of $1.7 million, the St. Albans Messenger reported. Potentially toxic algae blooms have led to numerous warnings from the health department, and Georgia’s public beach was closed Tuesday because of the blooms. Water- quality issues in Lake Champlain prompted the Legislature to pass a law designed to reduce or eliminate blue-green algae by cleaning up the lake. (AP)

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