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Health Advisory Lifted in Huntington Over Blue-Green Algae


Officials in Huntington have lifted a health advisory along the Ohio River for algae that had turned the waters a bluish green.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department said in a statement Thursday that residents no longer have to avoid contact with the river because the algae’s presence has been reduced.

County health director Dr. Michael Kilkenny says algae toxin levels have been consistently below the established threshold for a sufficient amount of time.

State health officials first issued an advisory along the river in early September.