- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Groups that organized to fight invasive species in Lake George are now targeting road salt pollution.

Robert Blais, mayor of Lake George village, says it’s time to put the lake on a low-salt diet to avoid serious consequences. The village and several towns have signed a non-binding agreement to try to reduce the amount of road salt they use next winter. All the counties and towns in the Lake George watershed are being asked to sign on.

Eric Siy, director of the Fund for Lake George, says the amount of road salt can be reduced while still keeping roads safe.

A study found that salt concentrations in Lake George tripled from 1980 to 2009 and are 30 times above natural characteristics of Adirondack lakes.

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