Sheridan, Wyoming, can breathe easier due to new snow and ice control techniques that have lessened airborne particulates. Clean Air Quality standards and a shrinking public works budget led officials to new traction, de-icing, and anti-icing materials for a cost-effective solution that helped Sheridan meet Environmental Protection Agency standards. This article reveals how Sheridan traded in its salt and sand--which contributed to high air pollution levels--for a soft reddish slate material for traction and liquid magnesium chloride for both anti-icing and de-icing purposes. Winter spending has been capped and additional savings may be realized by replacing equipment less frequently.

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    Argus Business

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • HEAD, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-4


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 54
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  • Accession Number: 00712752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM