Conserve Wildlife Blog

Road Salt – Friend or Foe?

February 27th, 2014

Photo by Kate Ter Haar, Flickr

Photo by Kate Ter Haar, Flickr

By Maria Grace, Education & Outreach Manager

New Jersey has been immersed in one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent history.  With all that ice and snow, comes the task of clearing and keeping our roads passable so we can go about our daily lives.  Road salt is our go-to substance but it wrecks havoc on the environment, corroding metal, killing vegetation, and polluting our watersheds.

This article written by Lloyd Alter from Treehugger.com sheds some light on the problem and perhaps some alternatives.

 

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