ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HIGHWAY DEICING (FINAL REPORT)

THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART REPORT CRITICALLY REVIEWS THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON METHODS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS USED FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL; CHLORIDES FOUND IN RAINFALL AND MUNICIPAL SEWAGE DURING THE WINTER; SALT RUNOFF FROM STREETS AND HIGHWAYS; DEICING COMPOUNDS FOUND IN SURFACE STREAMS, PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES, GROUNDWATER, FARM PONDS AND LAKES; SPECIAL ADDITIVES INCORPORATED INTO DEICING AGENTS; VEHICULAR CORROSION AND DETERIORATION OF HIGHWAY STRUCTURES AND PAVEMENTS; AND EFFECTS ON ROADSIDE SOILS, VEGETATION AND TREES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT HIGHWAY DEICING CAN CAUSE INJURY AND DAMAGE ACROSS A WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SPECTRUM. RECOMMENDATIONS DESCRIBE FUTURE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION EFFORTS NECESSARY TO ASSESS AND REDUCE THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF HIGHWAY DEICING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 120 Pp, 43 FIG, 9 TAB, 171 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Water Planning and Standards, 401 M Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20460
  • Authors:
    • Struzeski, E
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1972 12:00AM