THE MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ROAD SAFETY ACT. IN: CHEMICAL DEICERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

This paper presents an introduction to and the actual bill introduced by Michigan State Senator William Van Regenmorter which requires studies by state agencies comparing salt with potential replacements. The studies are emphasizing corrosion, toxicity and environmental damage. Cost is a major consideration when looking at potential replacements for salt such as calcium magnesium acetate. Therefore, the bill requires that these studies examine the long-term costs of salt and any replacements, factoring in the costs of environmental damage. If the studies show that a replacement is effective, less toxic, less corrosive, safer for the environment and cost-effective over the long term, salt would be replaced.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This book is an outgrowth of the Alternative Deicing Technologies and the Environment Conference convened at Michigan State University on March 25-26, 1991. The editor is Frank M. D'Itri.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lewis Publishers, Incorporated

    121 South Main Street, P.O. Drawer 519
    Chelsea, MI  United States  48118
  • Authors:
    • Van Regenmorter, W
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00621958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-87371-705-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM