Highway Salt and Our Environment

This report discusses how we use salt for highway applications and the impact of this use on our environment. The table of contents lists the following chapter headings: 1. Why We Use Highway Salt - Sensible Salting Saves Lives, Snowstorms Can Disrupt Economic Activity, Why Salt Works Best, Other Materials (Should) Have Limited Application, Salt is the Sensible Deicer; 2. Road, Bridge and Vehicle Corrosion - Roads, Bridges, Vehicles; 3. Roadside Vegetation - The Problem, Salt-Proofing the Roadside Environment; 4. Wildlife and Fish - Salted Roads and Animal-Car Collisions, Salt Tolerance in Fish; 5. Human Health - The "Salt Hypothesis", Drinking Water and Sodium, Drinking Water and Chlorides, Hexacyanoferrates; 6. Sensible Salting : Safeguarding the Environment - Just Enough and No More, Proper Storage, Application Guidelines; 7. Summary and Conclusion.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2005 1:18PM