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Applying road salt in Minnesota. When snow and ice melts, road salt goes with it, washing into our lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater. At high concentrations, chloride can harm fish and plant life. The MPCA works with MnDOT and others who apply salt to MN roads on strategies to minimize salt usage. Learn more: www.pca.state.mn.us/r0pgb86

 

Photo by David R. Gonzalez of the Minnesota Department of Transportation -- please credit David and MnDOT when using this image (no need to credit MPCA in this instance)

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Taken on November 25, 2005