A Pre-Winter Season Message from the Salt Association

The UK’s salt producers, through the Salt Association, has provided reassurance that salt production nationally is where it needs to be as we move towards the 2018/19 winter season; and urges highways authorities at national and local levels across the UK to be as prepared as they can be and to guard against any complacency […]

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British Salt Wins 2018 EUsalt Safety Award

  Photo: (L to R) Richard Diggle, Stephen Crabb, James Paul, Ladan Iravanian from Tata Chemicals Europe   Congratulations to British Salt, part of Tata Chemicals Europe, for winning the 2018 EUsalt Safety Award. Ineos Enterprises were runners-up and Compass Minerals took third place, giving UK salt producers a 1-2-3 ‘clean sweep’.   The award […]

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Salt for Winter Road Maintenance

Rock salt has kept our road network moving in ice and snow for half a century, and its still by far the best option for de-icing highways. Autumn is the season for speculation and big headlines regarding what the weather will do over the winter period. Tabloid front pages claim: “Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking […]

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Norway’s “Salt SMART” is Good News for the Environment

A Norwegian task force looking at ways to minimize the environmental impact of keeping roads clear of snow & ice during the winter has positive news for the salt industry and environmental campaigners alike – gritting’s environmental impact is very small. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) is the governmental body responsible for the operation […]

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Preparations for Winter Road Maintenance Underway

With summer soon to be just a distant memory and winter fast approaching, preparations are being put into place to ensure adequate salt stock supplies for winter road maintenance. Recently Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker said: “The Department for Transport will continue to maintain a substantial national strategic salt reserve and have […]

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Salt Could Be Good For Us After All

According to a recent research project carried out by the Cochrane Collaboration, who are an international organisation that undertakes systematic reviews of evidence, has a story published on the NHS website that states that salt could actually do more good than harm. The original story published on the Daily Express website suggests that salt in […]

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