Utah DEQ News

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The holidays are typically a time to go all out. So many decisions to make—food, decorations, parties and gifts. This year, however, there’s something else to consider when you start decking the halls. How can this year be more environmentally friendly than the last? Here are seven ideas to help your dreams of a green Christmas come true.

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Geneva Steel Remediation Work

Geneva Steel Remediation Work
Coal Tar Pond near Vineyard, Utah

On November 8, 2019, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) reported that an odor coming from the former Geneva Steel Mill over the previous few weeks had been causing nausea in residents near the facility. At the time of the report, U. S. Steel was cleaning up coal tar ponds. Coal tar is a by-product …

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 #IamUtahDEQ: Grateful to Live in Utah

DEQ employees love living in Utah and they are some of the state’s greatest advocates. In this week’s blog post the scientists, engineers and staff share some of the reasons they are grateful to live in the Beehive State. Happy Thanksgiving!

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#IamUtahDEQ: 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Update

The hard-working scientists of DWQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program spent the past five months visiting and analyzing data from 800 sites across 65 different water bodies in Utah. Learn more about this valuable team in this week’s blog post.

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DEQ’s Mission, Vision and Values Drive Our Work

The #IamUtahDEQ video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Utah taxpayer dollars are spent to protect residents’ health and welfare and stresses the importance of DEQ’s mission, vision and values as the guiding principles that direct our work.

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How To Protect Your Pets During Wildfires

Poor air quality from wildfires can affect more than just your health. Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to animals, and those living close to a burn area may wonder what they can do to protect their pets.

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