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Eurasian Milfoil May be Dying Off

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An environmental group says lake-choking Eurasian milfoil is mysteriously dying on its own at three of four targeted sites in Lake George. The Adirondack Council says the state should abandon its costly proposal to use an herbicide to rid lake of the weed. Acting council executive director Bernard Melewski said testimony from Department of Environmental Conservation experts showed milfoil is not spreading throughout the lake as had been feared. And he said the nuisance weed is disappearing from underwater beds that haven't been touched in years. In a press release, Melewski suggested increasing boat and dock fees to pay for herbicide application would be "overkill." But there's no agreement on the dieback, or the herbicide. Jody Tosti has more.

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