A tanker truck carrying 12,000 gallons of crude oil along Highway 6 rolled over on July 12, 2018, and released approximately 750-1,000 gallons of crude oil and 100 gallons of diesel into the Price River and spilled approximately 4,000 gallons of crude onto the river banks. The Department of Environmental Quality joined emergency personnel at the scene to contain the spill and protect water quality in the Price River.Read More
Air monitors placed on TRAX trains to measure pollutant levels provided University of Utah researchers with new insights into air-pollution patterns along the Wasatch Front.Read More
The Southeast Health Department issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory for Scofield Reservoir after Division of Water Quality (DWQ) samples showed that cyanobacteria cell counts and anatoxin-a levels exceeded health-based thresholds. The Madsen Bay Boat Ramp, Mountain View Boat Ramp, and Boy Scout Camp show the heaviest bloom activity.Read More
Not all recycling is created equally. There are common household items that should never go in the general recycling bin. Here is what to do with the recyclable trash that doesn’t go to the curb.Read More
Fireworks are beautiful, but they also produce high concentrations of smoke and particulates (PM) that can harm our air quality and cause wildfires.Read More
The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) closed the Lincoln Marina due to exceptionally high cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations. UCHD also posted Danger/Closure signs in the Lincoln Beach area of Utah Lake.
Swedes Access (Provo Bay), the State Park Day Use Area, and Sandy Beach areas continue to be under a Warning Advisory.Read More