WATCH: Salting roads smarter with Circle of Blue

WATCH: Salting roads smarter with Circle of Blue
March 27, 2023 Great Lakes Now

The Catch featured a story about road salt reported on by Brett Walton with Circle of Blue. Walton found that road salt can be bad for waterways.

“It’s the increasing salinity of freshwater that researchers and officials are concerned about,” Walton said.

Salt can be harmful to aquatic ecosystems and can also damage infrastructure, making concrete and metal deteriorate faster than they would otherwise. Officials and experts are trying to curb the negative consequences by improving education and training for those who distribute salt on major roadways, along with new equipment and techniques.

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Featured image: Road salt. (Photo Credit: GLN)


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