THE USE OF DEICING SALTS IN MINNESOTA: A REVIEW OF SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, SALT USE EFFECTS, AND ALTERNATIVES

This study was undertaken with the objective of replacing or significantly reducing the negative effects of salt on vehicles and the environment. Reducing salt use and improving salt storage practices can help mitigate these factors. A survey was conducted to evaluate snow and ice removal practices on state, county and municipal levels, and results indicated that management practices for snow and ice removal were lax in most instances. Recommendations are made for improved management practices that would considerably reduce salt use, and alternative chemicals are suggested. The report also offers recommendations for salt application guidelines, salt management and control practices, environmental studies and accident prevention techniques.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Legislative Science and Technology Proj

    Capitol Square Building, Cedar at 10th
    Saint Paul, MN  USA  55105

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Reagan, P L
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 220 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-780177
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ISP76-02379
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM