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Too Much Salt

Volume 7 Number 2 March/April 2008

Salinity levels are creeping up in our fresh water, groundwater, and surface water. High salinity reduces crop productivity, corrodes machinery and pipes, and harms wildlife, not to mention that it tastes bad and may raise blood pressure. Is desalination the solution? Perhaps, at least for municipal and industrial use, but it’s too expensive for farmers and won’t help the fish in the rivers. And its waste stream must be dealt with… Read about how salts enter our waters, and how various groups are attempting to manage salinity either by preventing this intrusion or by removing and disposing of the salt once it is already present.

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