UW-Milwaukee researcher looks into how road salt impacts Wisconsin waterways

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Milwaukee has been busy salting roadways due to this week’s icy conditions, but that salt doesn’t just stay on the road. Instead, it can make its way into waterways and groundwater, impacting water quality and animals.

UW-Milwaukee assistant professor Charlie Paradis is studying how that road salt impacts waterways in our area. “We suspect that there’s a subsurface component that is storing road salt over the summer months,” he explains.