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Salt: An Environmental Justice Contaminant

Winter salt pollution is often discussed as a predominantly ecological issue, but salty drinking water has real impacts on human health. The unequal consequences of those impacts have environmental justice implications that must be understood.

AdkAction Executive Director Sawyer Bailey presented at this year’s National Winter Salt Awareness Week, hosted by Wisconsin Salt Wise. Watch her full presentation below, or on YouTube.

 

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59,000 Northern New York homes could lose access to affordable internet at the end of the month, when Affordable Connectivity Program ends 

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Road Salt Q & A

Guest Author Mikala  L’Hote, Graduate Research Assistant with the Adirondack Watershed Institute, shares answers to some of the commonly asked questions about road salt: What is road salt? Also known as “rock salt,” the most common variation of road salt used is sodium chloride (NaCl), which is essentially common table

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