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Road Salt Use and Groundwater Quality: Cedar Falls, IA
IGWA UnderGround
  • Brian Gedlinske, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Since 1940, road salt use in the United States has escalated from roughly 0.28 to over 16 million metric tons annually. This long-term, intense deicing use has created environmental concerns – typically over surface water quality, aquatic life, and vegetation. Recent work, however, also ties road salt use to rising chloride (Cl-) concentrations in groundwater supplies.

Department
Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Comments

First published in IGWA UnderGround, (Summer 2014), pp. 16-19, published by the Iowa Groundwater Association.

Original Publication Date
7-1-2014
Repository
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
Date Digital
2014
Copyright
©2014 Brian Gedlinske
Language
EN
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Brian Gedlinske. "Road Salt Use and Groundwater Quality: Cedar Falls, IA" IGWA UnderGround (2014) p. 16 - 19
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brian-gedlinske/7/