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Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking Water

NEWARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- You've seen the roads covered in salt during this merciless winter, but where does that salt go when the snow melts?

Into your drinking water, New Jersey environmental groups tell The Newark Star-Ledger.

Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.

Report: Road Salt Could Make It Into Your Drinking Water

Environmentals also say that salty waterways could spell trouble for marine life.

But the New Jersey Department of Environmental of Protection said road salt's impact on the environment is generally minimal and quickly gets diluted in larger waterways.

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