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When snow and ice melts, road and sidewalk salt goes with it, washing into our lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater. It takes only one teaspoon of road salt to permanently pollute 5 gallons of water. Once in the water, there is no way to remove the chloride, and at high concentrations, chloride can harm fish and plant life. Learn more: www.pca.state.mn.us/r0pgb86

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Taken on February 13, 2016