2008-12-23

Seattle refuses to use salt | Seattle Times

Seattle Times Newspaper: "'If we were using salt, you'd see patches of bare road because salt is very effective,' Wiggins said. 'We decided not to utilize salt because it's not a healthy addition to Puget Sound.'"

I just saw this on the news tonight. "Let's not salt our roads because a) salt is not environmentally friendly and b) it's corrosive."

Do you know what they'd say back in Pennsylvania if you told them that salting the roads is bad for the environment?

They'd say "What was that? I can't hear you over the sound of the salt trucks driving by."

1 comment:

Dan said...

They use grit by us, and it makes everything disgusting. It tracks everywhere, and while it does give you some traction on the roads, it's not nearly as effective as salt. And don't listen to them when they say they're not using salt because it's environmentally unsafe; that just makes for a good sound bite. The real reason they're not using salt is because it's much more expensive (unless, like in Pittsburg and Cleveland, your town is sitting on top of salt mines).