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Rivers in wintry cities remain salty year-round

07 Jan

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo.

As winter sets in across the northern United States, the road salt that keeps people out of ditches is flowing into rivers at levels that could harm fish and other creatures.

With billions of pounds of salt spread on U.S. roads every year, waterways in the nation’s wintry cities are getting saltier. And, according to new research, the salt, or sodium chloride, in rivers remains toxic not just in winter, but throughout two-thirds of the year.

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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Pollution, Water

 

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