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WBAL: State Officials Tout Progress In Reducing Road Salt Use

As Maryland deals with snow, all that road salt has to go somewhere. State environmental officials are working to mitigate the impact on rivers, streams and groundwater.

Maryland Department of the Environment officials said Friday they’ve been working with state and local agencies on best practices for salt application, including more precise forecasting, proper salt usage, targeting priority roads, the use of brine, and better training for employees and contractors…

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