CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Amid a mild winter that’s sparing Minnesota the need to spread as much road salt as it often does, experts and officials will be gathering in Chaska to learn about ways to reduce the impact of salt pollution.

The Freshwater Society is holding its 11th Annual Road Salt Symposium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Thursday. The group says it stages the annual conference to increase awareness of the harmful effects of chlorides in road salt and to offer solutions to mitigate this pollution.

This year’s event emphasizes solutions for everyone — from homeowners to city managers to building owners to transportation departments.

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Comments (2)
  1. ryan says:

    Here are their solutions:

    1) More government control

    2) Yet more government control

    3) Even more government control

    I think you get the idea. These “symposiums” are usually hijacked by environmentalists/lefties that have their own agenda that spits in the face of the common man.

  2. Jeanne says:

    The symposium didn’t spit in the face of the common man- it provided valuable information to help reduce chloride pollution in our waters so that the common man and our environment can continue to exist. (Water is Life) Most of the attendees were employed by the government- there, seeking information from a 43 year old common sense- non -profit- environmental education organization.

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