N.J. senators ask U.S. to waive Jones Act for rock salt

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(WASHINGTON) — New Jersey's U.S. senators are asking the Department of Homeland Security to help the state obtain rock salt for its roads as it awaits a Jones Act waiver, the Washington Free Beacon reported. A 40,000-ton shipment of rock salt sitting at a port in Maine can't be delivered because it is on a foreign-flagged ship. Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker called the shortage of rock salt a “critical national need.”

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By Professional Mariner Staff