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By Chris Gass
The Green Guy 

The ripple effect of salt in our water

 

March 8, 2019



Last week, I touched on the growing problem of chloride (salt) pollution in our waterways, and steps that we can all take to help slow the increase of this substance. This time, we are going to dive a little deeper into the trauma that salt pollution has on a natural landscape and why this is important.

Before anything else, I want to mention again that chloride is a permanent pollutant in water. Yes, we can purify and remove contaminants. But by no means can we do so to treat all the water in the state (more specifically, we couldn’t dream to fund such a colossal feat). So for all practi...



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