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Main Title Water Pollution and Associated Effects from Street Salting.
Author Fiel, Richard ; Struzeski, Jr, Edmund J. ; Master, Hugh E. ; Tafur, Anthony N. ;
CORP Author Edison Water Quality Research Lab., N.J.
Year Published 1973
Report Number R2-73-257,; 13471
Stock Number PB-222 795
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Deicing) ; ( Sodium chloride ; Water pollution) ; ( Highways ; Deicing) ; Reviews ; Storage ; Surface water runoff ; Additives ; Cyanides ; Corrosion inhibitors ; Calcium chlorides ; Corrosion ; Salinity ; Water wells ; Snow removal ; Ice prevention ; Abatement ; Materials handling ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Water pollution abatement ; Water pollution effects(Materials)
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NTIS  PB-222 795 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 57p
A state-of-the-art review is presented of highway deicing practices and associated environmental effects. The bare pavement policy has resulted in a great increase in the use of deicing salts, but excessive application is leading to environmental problems. Besides chemical melting, various methods for deicing are discussed in this article. Salt storage facilities often become a major contributing source of local groundwater and surface water salt contamination. Coverage of salt piles is becoming more prevalent. Types of enclosed structures are illustrated, and cost considerations given. High chloride concentration levels have been found in roadway runoff. The special additives in deicing salts may create more severe pollutional problems than the chloride salts. Widespread damage of roadside soils and vegetation has been observed in areas of liberal salt usage.