- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon health officials say a stretch of the Willamette River that runs through downtown Portland no longer has levels of toxic blue-green algae that are dangerous to people and pets.

KATU-TV reports (http://is.gd/zsxmmx ) that the Oregon Health Authority said Thursday that recent water tests found that algae levels now in the river aren’t likely to be harmful.

In mid-September, officials issued a health advisory, recommending that humans and animals stay out of that section of the river. They said accidental swallowing of the affected water might cause diarrhea, nausea and cramps.

Late summer is the peak time for such algae blooms.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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