How winter weather is threatening the health of the Chicago River

How winter weather is threatening the health of the Chicago River
A man spreads salt on a snow covered sidewalk in Chicago, Friday, Fen. 21, 2014. Strong winds and icy roads made for a difficult commute this morning as a powerful storm lingered for a second day. The National Weather Service says a wind advisory remains in effect for the city until 3 p.m. Forecasters say gusts could reach 45 miles per hour. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
How winter weather is threatening the health of the Chicago River
A man spreads salt on a snow covered sidewalk in Chicago, Friday, Fen. 21, 2014. Strong winds and icy roads made for a difficult commute this morning as a powerful storm lingered for a second day. The National Weather Service says a wind advisory remains in effect for the city until 3 p.m. Forecasters say gusts could reach 45 miles per hour. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

How winter weather is threatening the health of the Chicago River

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Snow means salt on our sidewalks and streets, and that isn’t necessarily a good thing for the health of the Chicago River.

Reset sustainability contributor Karen Weigert and Margaret Frisbie with Friends of the Chicago River explain.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, executive vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer, city of Chicago

Margaret Frisbie, executive director at Friends of the Chicago River