An article in CBC News recently stated that Road salt is making Greater Toronto Area (GTA) rivers, streams as salty as seawater.
Scientists in GTA have released a stern warning in regards to the high chloride level in GTA waterways is damaging ecosystem, wildlife, ground water sources.
According to CVC testing, during winter months, when road salting happens, chloride levels in streams consistently exceed 5,000 milligrams per litre. “It’s very, very high,” said Amanjot Singh, a senior engineer with CVC. “Some of the sensitive species will die.”
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