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Road Salt and Well Contamination Study Update

16 May 2018 12:32 PM | AdkAction.org (Administrator)


AdkAction initiated a well and aquifer study last year in partnership with Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College and with support from Cloudsplitter Foundation and the FUND for Lake George. Samples were collected from 358 private wells in the Adirondacks, spanning the entire region. 

The volunteer participants of the Well Study received individual results a few weeks ago via email. We are holding a free public forum on May 30th at the Saranac Lake Free Library from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, during which Dan Kelting, Executive Director of Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College, will present the results of the study and help participants understand their individual results in the context of the full study. The public forum is open to anyone interested in hearing about the extent and magnitude of road salt contamination of Adirondack groundwater.


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