August 20, 2004 – Midday Report

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Top stories developing across the region at the noon hour:

Concerns are raised over drinking water from areas of Lake Champlain affected by blue-green algae; a union contract was ratified last night by workers at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant; the state has formally filed a lawsuit that challenges the FDA’s block on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada; the developer of a proposed Wal-Mart in Franklin County says the company has told him it will not scale down the size of the store; Visits to the state parks in Vermont are down by as much as 25 percent this year; tomorrow in Montpelier is the annual Walk for Children for prevention of child abuse.

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