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Drinking Water Affected by Winter Runoff [AUDIO]

Following a brutal winter in New Jersey, many residents may be noticing a salty kick to their drinking water.

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To the deer, my car was looking like a tasty, mobile salt lick! (Craig Allen photo)
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Salt, Brine Can Damage Your Car

The salt and brine spread on New Jersey's roads during the winter could be having a negative effect on your vehicle.

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A salt truck in Atlatnic County
A salt truck in Atlatnic County (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Road Salt Can Wreak Havoc on the Environment [AUDIO]

As the region continues to face harsh winter weather and the need for roads to be salted, environmentalists are becoming concerned that such high amounts of salt will start to impact our waterways, trees, plants and wildlife.

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Who Caused NJ’s Road Salt Shortage? [AUDIO]

Who's to blame for New Jersey's road salt shortage this winter? It depends on who you ask.

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A salter pre-treats roads in Wall
A salter pre-treats roads in Wall in December. (Joe Palmer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Barge Arrives in NJ With Coveted Road Salt

A barge carrying much-needed road salt has arrived in New Jersey as another winter storm approaches.

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Truck pre-treats road in Wall with salt. (Craig Allen photo)
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Load of Road Salt Stuck in Maine

With another winter blast expected to bring a light coating of snow to parts of the Garden State on Wednesday, a load of much-needed rock salt is still stuck on a barge in Searsport, Maine, the Asbury Park Press has reported.

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NJDOT Finally Gets Road Salt Shipment [AUDIO]

With supplies of road salt almost completely used up after the snow and sleet that fell earlier this week, the New Jersey Department of Transportation got some very welcome news Wednesday -- a huge shipment of salt is arriving at Port Newark from South America.

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Truck pre-treats road in Wall with salt. (Craig Allen photo)
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NJ Congressmen to Feds: We Need Road Salt [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone has joined U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker in calling on federal officials to grant a waiver of the Jones Act -- which would allow a foreign vessel to pick up a huge load of rock salt at a port in Maine and deliver it to the Garden State.

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Freighter Aphrodite at Port Newark
A freighter at Port Newark, where New Jersey hopes to receive several shipments of road salt soon. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Senators Step in and NJ Salt Plot Thickens

New Jersey's two U.S. Senators are urging federal officials to expedite the state's efforts to get 40,000 tons of road salt transported to Port Newark, despite the setback posed by maritime law and the lack of an available American vessel large enough to carry the entire load.

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‘It’s a Fight for Salt’ as Shortage Continues [AUDIO]

With more snow and ice falling Tuesday, the Garden State's road salt shortage continues to be a major concern.

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