November 2, 2012

Why Does Salt Make Hurricane Damage Worse?

Colin Lecher, PopSci


AP Photo

Sandy crippled the NYC subway system this week, knocking out power, damaging switches, and dumping gallons of storm water into the city's aging tunnel infrastructure. Officials estimated that it would take several days for the subway to return to normal (some lines have already resumed service), and a 2011 study on similar disasters suggested it could take even longer, up to several months. A big part of the...

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