Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS – New Jersey commuters won’t soon forget the snowstorm that stalled the northern part of the state on Nov. 15 last year. Just a few inches of snow brought traffic to a screeching halt because the roads weren’t salted. Since then, the Murphy administration has had the brine and salt trucks out at even the mention of snow. But some environmentalists say it’s not without risk.

“Salt has been named by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a pollutant. In the last 30 years in our state, we’ve seen a doubling in the salt in our waters,” said Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters …

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