Prof. Fermanich talks the ‘Cost to keep roads clear’ with WTAQ
UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) was featured in the news this week. “Truckloads of salt used to treat highways during our winters may be taking a toll on the environment. A recent study suggests more than 40 percent of lakes surveyed in the Midwest and Northeast have more salt than before,” reports WTAQ. Salt run-off is measured by UW-Green Bay. “We are able to see in the winter time, that during high salt usage times, that the level of salt, or conductivity, in the water does increase particularly after snow melt, or rainfall events.” That could be dangerous to fish and other aquatic life. Some municipalities are looking into reductions and alternatives to protect the environment. See more.