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Agency replaces tainted wells

Salt from MDT facility contaminated wells at nearby properties


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UNDER COVER - At the Montana Department of Transporation maintenance site in Plains, road salt is now covered by a building, protecting it from rain and snow.

Each winter, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) uses salt and magnesium chloride as de-icing agents on state roadways. The substances are stored at facilities throughout the state. At six sites across the state, including two in Sanders County, MDT and the state Department of Environm...

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