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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Environmental Impact of Highway Deicing.
Author Struzesk, Ed ;
CORP Author Edison Water Quality Lab., N.J.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-WQO-11040; 13898,; 11040-GKK-06/71
Stock Number PB-203 493
Additional Subjects ( Deicing ; Highways) ; ( Deicers ; Environmental surveys) ; ( Sodium chloride ; Water pollution) ; Surface water runoff ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Water supplies ; Additives ; Corrosion ; Urban areas ; Plants(Botany) ; Storage ; Water pollution effects(Plants)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-203 493 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 124p
Deicing agents for removal of ice and snow from highways and streets are essential to wintertime road maintenance in most areas of the U.S. Due to the ever-increasing use of highway deicing materials, there has been growing concern as to environmental effects resulting from these practices. The state-of-the-art report critically reviews the available information on methods, equipment and materials used for snow and ice removal; chlorides found in rainfall and municipal sewage during the winter; salt runoff from streets and highways; deicing compounds found in surface streams, public water supplies, groundwater, farm ponds and lakes; special additives incorporated into deicing agents; vehicular corrosion and deterioration of highway structures and pavements; and effects on roadside soils, vegetation and trees. Highway deicing can cause injury and damage across a wide environmental spectrum. Recommendations describe future research, development and demonstration efforts necessary to assess and reduce the adverse impact of highway deicing. (Author)