Surfside collapse exposes an overlooked threat: Saltwater rising from underground

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Until now, he said, studies of the risks of saltwater corrosion have largely focused on parts of buildings that are above ground or on public infrastructure, such as bridges, roads and water systems; in Fort Lauderdale, where Abbate is based, saltwater intrusion has contributed to a series of bursting sewer pipes. But the collapse of Champlain Towers South added a sense of urgency to a new potential threat.

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