Category: Communication Office

Radon Poster Contest

Utah Students Leading Radon Awareness Campaign

Utah students are doing their part to bring awareness of radon in Utah by participating in the 2020 National Radon Poster Contest, which begins October 22. State contest winners will receive cash awards. There are three categories: Grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.

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Cleanup Success at Ogden’s Swift Building

For 100 years, the Ogden Swift Building was used as a meatpacking plant, warehouse for surplus military items and a chemical manufacturer. To clean up the property, DEQ used a host of tools to bring it back into economic use.

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Picture of farm with words: DEQ Helps Farms Protect Water Quality

DEQ Helps Farms Protect Water Quality

To aid Utah’s farmers and ranchers, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have begun the Agricultural Voluntary Incentive Program to help farming operations develop Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans.

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Utah Scientists Using Sewage to Track Coronavirus

Utah Scientists Using Sewage to Track Coronavirus

In April, a pilot program was launched to determine whether monitoring sewage for coronavirus could provide a useful tool for public health officials for early detection of rising infections, monitoring overall community infection trends, and confirmation of low infection rates.

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June 17, 2014 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials FINAL Minutes (47 KB) Board Packet (624 KB) Audio Recording (13 MB) June 17, 2014 – 9:00 am Meeting Agenda Call to Order – Chairman Hansen Roll Call – Ken Bousfield Introductions – Chairman Hansen Financial Assistance Committee Report SRF Applications FEDERAL: Wooden Shoe Water Company – Michael Grange OTHER: Big Plains Water …

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Piute Reservoir Algal Bloom Monitoring 2020

Update July 9, 2020 Piute Reservoir is under a Health Watch after Utah State Park personnel observed surface and water-column cyanobacteria on July 3, 2020, near a swimming cove within the State Park. A Health Watch is not a formal advisory level but rather an indicator that a bloom may exist or become more severe …

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DEQ: Most-Read Blogs You May Have Missed in 2017

By Donna Kemp Spangler Since Earth Day 2014, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality has offered weekly blogs written by our scientists, engineers, and environmental partners that highlight important environmental issues affecting Utahns. A new blog is posted every Monday on the DEQ web page. Our 2017 blogs focused on a wide range of issues …

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