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Environmentalists Raise Questions about Salting of NJ Roads

Feb 4, 2019

Environmentalists Raise Questions about Salting of NJ Roads
NJ Spotlight, 2/4/2019

Too much salt can be deadly for aquatic life and plants. It can be harmful to humans as well, noted Rutgers professor Daniel Van Abs. For people on low-salt diets, "having salt in their drinking water is a problem," said Van Abs, an associate professor of Practice for Water, Society and Environment for Rutgers University. Both Potosnak and Van Abs are cognizant of road-safety issues. "You have a public safety issue, which is the road safety issue. And then you have a public health and environmental health issue, and there's no perfect answer to this. So, the question is having the right people with the technical expertise making the decisions as to how much salt is needed for any particular storm," said Van Abs.

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