Road Salt Contaminates U.S. Waterways in Northern States Year Round

EcoWatch: As winter sets in across the northern U.S., 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. Road salt runoff can cause developmental abnormalities and......

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