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Road salt’s impact on groundwater isn’t simply a winter concern

Research shows there is a year-round impact

January 24, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Groundwater is impacted by road salt throughout the entire year and not just during the winter months, a Delaware Geological Survey researcher says. Salt is retained in soil and moves in water. During the non-winter months, salt that attaches itself to soil particles is flushed from soil by stormwater. Higher salt content can also cause radium to enter groundwater, the study suggests. report | READ MORE

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