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Extension Educator Shares Expertise in Article about Microplastics in Lake Erie

Jill Bartolotta, Extension educator with the Sea Grant program, based in the OSU Extension office in Lake County, recently shared some of her expertise about microplastics in a news articleMicroplastics are the size of a sesame seed or smaller can be found in water, on land, and in the air. A grant was awarded recently to John Lenhart, an Ohio State environmental engineering professor and co-director of the Ohio Water Resources Center at Ohio State. The grant will help Lenhart and others gather data to determine how well the Cleveland Water Department and others who rely on Lake Erie for their drinking water are able to remove microplastics during the treatment process.