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Date published: January 8, 2014

Low Concentrations of De-icing Chemicals Reaching Jackson Hole Groundwater

Low concentrations of chemicals commonly used at airports for de-icing planes were detected in samples of groundwater collected from the Snake River alluvial aquifer beneath the Jackson Hole Airport.

Date published: September 1, 2010

Many Urban Streams Harmful to Aquatic Life Following Winter Pavement Deicing

The use of salt to deice pavement can leave urban streams toxic to aquatic life, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study on the influence of winter runoff in northern U.S. cities, with a special focus on eastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee.