The Environmental Cost Of Snow Removal

In many states, sand, salt, and liquid chemicals used to clear off snow from roads in winter have adversely affected water quality and the environment.
March 12, 2004, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The problem lies in the tons of sand, salt and liquid chemicals that highway workers use each winter. In particular, sand laced with chemicals and salt has accumulated on roadsides for decades, taking a growing toll on the rivers and vegetation in this fragile environment. The Colorado Department of Transportation estimates that $35 million will be needed to clean up the sand and install a proper drainage system."

Thanks to Mark Crowley

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Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 in The New York Times
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