Salty Roads, Salty Rivers

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Salt helps keep winter roads safe. But when snow melts, the salt runs off pavement and can end up in waterways.

Stroud Water Research Center’s John Jackson, Ph.D., speaks about the toxic effects of salt on mayflies, a stream insect that is sensitive to water pollution.

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