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Minimizing the Environmental Impacts of Deicing

Guelph University Research Review • During certain periods, snowmelt can contain elevated salt levels • Snowmelt runoff from major stormwater outfalls can be collected • Recycling will reduce chloride peaks in the streams without adversely affecting road safety The Salt Institute has long supported research in a broad area of study supporting environmental protection. One… Read more »

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Deicing and the Environment

The best salt management practices assure that any negative impacts of using road salt are minimized, while at the same time ensuring the safety and mobility standards required of effective winter maintenance. This includes minimizing the environmental stress road salt can cause. Modern roadways themselves are not a natural feature of the environment and are… Read more »

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Salt and Highway Deicing Newsletter

The Salt Institute maintains an archive of past newsletters on salt and highway deicing with information and data on the science and use of road treatment minerals to promote highway winter driving safety. Falling snow, rising expectations – even in the South (2011) Media, Study, Put Spotlight on Economic Impact of Impassable Roads (2011) What… Read more »

Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment

        For Immediate Release: January 30, 2017 Contact: 239-231-3305 Lori Roman, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards given to 87 facilities; 12 for first time Naples, FL—The Salt Institute is honoring 87 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada with its… Read more »

Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment

  For Immediate Release: February 2, 2016 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards given to 90 facilities; 20 for first time Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute is honoring 90 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada with its Safe and Sustainable… Read more »

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Homeowners liable for snow, ice control

During the winter months, it’s common to see shopping centers and business owners out and about clearing snow and ice from pathways, parking spaces and entrances. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door — it’s also a liability issue should someone slip and fall and injure themselves. Homeowners, too,… Read more »

Salt Brine Keeps Roads Clear and Protects the Environment

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Brine Keeps Roads Clear and Protects the Environment Alexandria, VA—“Salt brine, usually a combination of sodium chloride and mostly water, is used every winter thought the United States and Canada to treat roadways and saves lives,” said Lori Roman, President of the Salt… Read more »

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Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting

Snowfighter Handbook SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE SNOWFIGHTING HANDBOOK The Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Handbook takes winter maintenance to a new level. It is a tool that can be used to provide excellent customer service, while protecting the environment. The modern snowfighter must be accountable for meeting the community’s needs for safety and mobility, as well as… Read more »

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Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment

    For Immediate Release: February 5, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute Honors Snowfighters for Protecting Motorists and the Environment Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards given to 64 facilities; 12 for first time Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute is honoring 64 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada with its Safe and… Read more »

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Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety

Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter. Snowfighters, tasked with the job of keeping travelers… Read more »