Dari Sassan Plymouth February 6, 2007

Hello,

I am conducting research relating to chloride loading through road salt use in southern New Hampshire. Studies have drawn a correlation between increased use of NaCl for road deicing and increases in chloride levels in receiving ground and surface water bodies. Following the salt-loading research, I will be conducting a public outreach effort which will target homeowners, snow removal contractors, and possibly planning boards and conservation commissions. In addition to general road salt literature, I am looking for examples of campaigns to encourage reduced road salt use and for surveys used to gain insight about public attitudes and perceptions relating to the importance and effects of road salt.

Thanks,
Dari Sassan

Research Assistant,
Center for the Environment
Plymouth State University
215 Boyd Science Center MSC 63 -
17 High Street Plymouth, NH 03264