Our regionâ€”any region that grapples with snow and iceâ€”has a love/hate relationship with road salt. Salt makes driving on wintry roads doable. It gets stuck to our boots and rusts our cars. It's necessary, but it's a pain.
In a new series, MPC Associate Sarah Cardona dissects how a chemical compound most of us know very little about affects so many aspects of our lives. First up: How much does all this salt cost?