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Road salt choking ecosystems and contaminating water, says Kent State professor

Lydia Esparra, WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Road salt choking ecosystems and contaminating water, says Kent State professor

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) 

Dr. Anne Jefferson is a geologist at Kent State and she says we are killing Mother Nature slowly every winter.

“I have lived all over the country and I have never seen an area that applies as much salt as Northeast Ohio,” says Jefferson.

She tells Cleveland 19 too much salt is being applied. We are actually salting up our streams lakes and wetlands, and it's ruining our drinking water with all this salt.

Experts have been measuring the salt in bodies of water in Northeast Ohio...

Watch the WOIO Cleveland 19 News video

POSTED: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:51pm