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New York legislature passes bill that seeks ways to reduce road salt use

More than 190,000 tons of road salt are used annually in the Adirondacks. The pine trees going brown along the roadside are due to road salt contamination. But the salt also ends up in waterways including lakes, rivers and drinking water systems.

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Toxics

Scientists testing alternative to road salt to protect water

Fifty water bodies across Minnesota fail to meet the Pollution Control Agency's water-quality standards because they contain too much chloride.
Toxics

Winter weather: Road salt use degrading roads, bridges, scientists say

Each year, Americans spread more than 48 billion pounds of salt on roadways to ward off the effects of winter weather. But it comes at a cost.

Originals

US rivers need a diet of lower salt—or our drinking water will suffer

As an Arctic blast of cold sweeps through most of the U.S., many of us see the salt trucks working hard to keep us safe—however, this generous spreading on the roads is part of a much larger problem in our water.

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