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Green Salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by to_buy, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Hello from New Jersey. The Garden State Parkway just got three loads of rock salt that looks green? Anyone have any idea what this is?
    Thank You
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    Treated salt. "Normal"
     
  3. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    in my area it's clearlane by cargil salt. it works really well and is easy to see in the snow. I liked it much better than magic salt.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,989

    Just colored to allow the public to "see" it and make them feel safer.
     
  5. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    **fireside you seem to be in the know about salt in CT. whats the deal with that very fine almost dusty white salt that we where getting last year? is it coming back this year? i would prefer it didnt.
     
  6. to_buy

    to_buy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Thanks for the information. I thought the green salt was because we use so much salt in the winter and we are the "Garden State" it would look like the grass is growing in the winter also.
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    This...............
     
  8. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Boy I sure hope not!! The salt you are taking about was GT brand road salt. It came from salt desalination plant. It had very little anti cake in it if any. The pure white pile is back along with the pink international salt pile. I don't want that crap again!! I spent more time breaking up the pile just to use it and it was stored in a covered building all summer. When I get a little time I will research it.

    The Clearlane is hauled in rail car and the rest comes in by ship. They make the magic right on site
     
  9. jerzeyguy

    jerzeyguy Junior Member
    from 07080
    Messages: 15

    The parkway only uses treated salt. The color is so you can see it being applied that's all. Last year it was brown in color, look like sand.
     
  10. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I agree with fireside, Cargill clearlane works much quicker then magic salt. I got some blue salt last winter I think it was called firerock or something, the stuff worked no better then un-treated salt plus it was full of small stones that blended in really well with the dyed blue salt.