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Why Snow Removal Crews Are Moving Away From Rock Salt

In this CBS Channel 6 Richmond interview, John Jastrzembski, sales arborist for Davey's Mid-Atlantic offices, discusses the environmental effects of rock salt and alternatives companies are starting to use.

Posted: Feb. 16, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- Road crews have been forced to pre-treat and de-ice Central Virginia’s roads in recent weeks. However, environmentalists are urging localities to take a closer look at what they’re putting on the roadways.

Rock salt is the most abundant and cheapest way to clear the roads, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Foresters like John Jastrzembski have studied the environmental impacts that sodium chloride has on Mother Nature.

To read more about what John has to say about rock salt, click here. 

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