Category: Featured

EPA Announces Air Quality Milestone in Utah

The U.S. EPA announced on Tuesday, Nov. 10, its intent to redesignate the Salt Lake City and Provo “non-attainment” areas to “attainment” for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act.

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Image with Season Wood Burn Restrictions Begin Nov. 1

Seasonal Wood Burning Restrictions Begin November 1

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality reminds Northern Utah residents that wood burning restrictions go into effect Nov. 1, 2020. Help improve our air quality and protect the health of your neighbors and loved ones by following the wood burning restrictions.

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Working Safely With Asbestos

Asbestos has been used since ancient times. In mid-century America, it was used in countless residential and industrial construction products. Learn more about the health risks and how to safely deal with asbestos on remodeling and demolition jobs.

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Testing the Waters at the Inland Port

Last month, scientists from DEQ’s Division of Water Quality installed stormwater monitors around the future site of the Utah Inland Port. These monitors will provide the Utah Inland Port Authority and DEQ scientists with valuable data about potential stormwater-related pollution at the site.

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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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