Media highlights UMaine road salt study

The Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), Spectrum News and News Center Maine featured a report from the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering that said the state needs to make salt reduction a priority in parts of the state that are environmentally sensitive. The study, done in collaboration with the Maine Department of Transportation, also said officials should increase the monitoring of chlorides in water bodies and set up a dashboard to inform the public about its findings. The Sun Journal,, New Hampshire Union Leader shared the Portland Press Herald report. The Bangor Daily News shared the Maine Public report. Q106.5 and Z107.3 shared the WGME report.