Thanks to Lobbyist Connie for these interesting statistics from the Natural History Museum about the deposits that negatively impacted the Mentor Marsh.
When we originally read about this story, we could not help but think that the salt business must be a goldmine. Unfortunately, it seems someone else always gets the gold and the taxpayers get the “shaft”.
250,000 tons of low-grade rocksalt, about 50 tons of fly ash, and about 50 tons of lime kiln oven tailings were deposited.The one origination source that we know of was the salt, which is from the mineshaft at Morton salt.One can speculate about the source of the other deposits and where they might have come from. Locally there probably aren’t a lot of producers in the area.