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  • Ice control of a different color

    Reprinted from Washington State Magazine: “Ice Control of a Different Color” by Rebecca Phillips.

    As snowstorms gather in the Cascades, highway safety crews traditionally turn to salt and chemical deicers to clear the roads. The corrosive arsenal keeps traffic moving but is damaging to both vehicles and the environment. Now, thanks to the culinary genius of a Washington State University engineer, deicers are getting a green makeover with a distinctive local flavor.

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