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State unveils new brine maker to fight highway ice, snow

The Boston Globe
November 14, 2012
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Following the lead of counterparts across New England and in most of the country’s snowier climes, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this afternoon unveiled its first salt brine production plant to produce anti-icing liquid for the state’s highways. The $160,000 BrineXtreme — not counting the price of a 4,000-gallon tanker truck, storage tanks, and other infrastructure and paraphernalia — can churn out more than 6,000 gallons of brine an hour.

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