Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cheesehead Wisdom

In an interesting twist, the state of Wisconsin has developed a way to use dairy products to actually unblock something: Icy roads.

State highway departments will combine cheese brine, a salty water mixture left after cheese has been processed, with their rock salt to help melt ice on roadways. If it works, then the state can spend less on rock salt and cheese processing plants will have to clean up less brine before dumping it into wastewater facilities.

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