Slamming the brakes on road salt - Capitol Connection webinar
Applying deicing salt to snowy roads keeps motorists safe. But it can really harm the environment.
As snow and ice melt on Michigan roadways, their runoff drives an estimated 450,000 tons of salt every year into lakes, streams, wetlands, and aquifers, changing them for the worse. Increasing salinity can damage aquatic ecosystems, mobilize other toxins already present in the water, contaminate drinking water, and degrade infrastructure.
Steering away from salt applications isn’t an option. Studies show it prevents thousands of traffic accidents. But scientists, entrepreneurs, and state officials are looking for practices that might reduce its environmental impact.
Water program director Megan Tinsley (and a potential special guest from the Michigan Department of Transportation) will lay out the situation and the solutions in our Capitol Connection webinar.
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The Capitol Connection webinar series is generously sponsored by:
Steve & Judy Dobson