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Harsh Winter Doubles Normal Md. Road Salt Use, Sparking Environmentalist Concern

Between fiscal year 2009 and FY 2012, the Maryland State Highway Administration used 1.06 million tons of salt on roads during winter weather events, at an average of 211,043.8 tons per winter.


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National Academy Of Sciences Weighs Benefits And Risks Of Uranium Mining In Virginia

A National Academy of Sciences panel that examined the prospect of uranium mining in Virginia has scheduled its final meeting on the report. The state is considering lifting a 30-year ban on uranium mining in Virginia.