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An Open Letter to City of Madison Alders Regarding Use of Road Salt

Editor’s Note:  This guest post is an open letter that Madison resident Steve Arnold sent this month (March, 2015) to members (alders) of the Madison Common Council.  It concerns Madison’s long-term use of road salt and its persistent impacts on … Continue reading

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Road Salt Is a Year Round Contaminant of Wisconsin Waters

In some Wisconsin rivers levels of chloride concentrations exceed by 10 to 15 times the  levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to protect aquatic life such as fish, amphibians, and crustaceans, according to a recent story … Continue reading

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Madison Streets Need a Low-Salt Diet

OK, Madison had its first significant snowfall of the season (5 plus inches) earlier this week and we’re all thankful to the snow plow drivers for keeping us mobile, but when it comes to the amount of salt spread in … Continue reading

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