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E-M:/ Battling Lake Huron beach muck

Smelly gunk hurts tourism, worries cottagers
Like something from a bad horror movie, beach muck -- dying algae blooms mixed with sand -- has mysteriously befouled the beaches of Saginaw Bay for the past few years, driving away tourists from villages such as Port Austin and Caseville and prompting cottagers to worry about property values.

The economy is fading. Locals are concerned for their health. And the smell? Hold your nose.


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