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Bringing down bridges, melting cars, poisoning rivers; it's hard to think of something salt isn't ruining

How Canada’s addiction to road salt is ruining everything


By -- National Post —— Bio and Archives--January 22, 2018

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This winter, Calgary has expanded its use of beet juice as a de-icing alternative to road salt. While slightly more expensive than salt, the mixture is more efficient, less toxic and less corrosive.

Nevertheless, despite a galaxy of relatively benign de-icing agents such as beet juice, this year cities across Canada will stubbornly continue to coat their roads with literal mountains of salt. Although salt remains the single cheapest way to keep snow and ice at bay, the economics make much less sense when considering the awesome scale of the damage wrought every year by the salt truck. —More…


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