NYC imports road salt from Chile, but a new bill would have the city buy local

New York City relies on rock salt from South America to clear streets during the winter. Upstate mines want in on the action.

Nov 29, 2022 - 15:00
May 15, 2024 - 01:40
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NYC imports road salt from Chile, but a new bill would have
the city buy local
A tractor carrying salt used to clear New York City's streets of ice and snow.

The majority of the rock salt purchased by New York City's sanitation department is shipped on barges from mines in Chile.

New York City relies on rock salt from South America to clear streets during the winter. Upstate mines want in on the action. [ more › ]

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