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  • Summer Air Quality Concerns

    As the warm temperatures arrive in Utah, so does summer ozone pollution. Unlike winter’s thick inversions, ozone is odorless and colorless, and can typically not be seen with the eye. Reducing emissions from a number of sources is critical in limiting the formation of ozone.

  • DEQ Announces New Interactive Recycling Map

    The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) has developed a new tool to help the public locate recycling, solid waste, and used oil collection center facilities.

  • What to know about spring runoff and its impacts on water quality

    Record snowfall brings concern for spring flooding Utah is having a record-breaking snow year – according to the latest report from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we have surpassed the previous record of 26 inches of snow water equivalent (SWE). While the record precipitation is good news for the state’s ongoing drought, and waterbodies like…

  • Division of Waste Management & Radiation Control Statement:
    Intent to Deny Promontory Point Resources’ Class V Landfill Application

    SALT LAKE CITY – After thorough review of the Promontory Point Resources, LLC, application to reclassify its Class I Promontory Point Landfill to a Class V commercial nonhazardous solid waste facility, the Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) has issued a statement of basis with the rational explaining the intent…

  • January is National Radon Action Month
    Elevated levels of radon found in 1 in 3 Utah homes tested

    Radon is known as the slow, “silent killer.” You can’t smell it, taste it, or see it, but it’s the number one cause of lung cancer death for non-smokers. Although Utah has the lowest rate of smoking in the nation, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in our state.

  • Doug Hansen Named DWMRC Director

    DEQ Executive Director Kim Shelley announced today that she has appointed Doug Hansen as the new director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC). Hansen currently serves as the program manager for the Underground Storage Tank Section within the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation.

  • DEQ and Salt Lake School District Partner to Bring Electric School Buses to Utah

    Beginning today, some students in the Rose Park area will be traveling to and from the classroom in new electric buses. The electric buses replace diesel buses, and were chosen to operate in areas with higher pollution levels. The buses will be the first of their kind in Utah, thanks to a partnership between Salt…

  • Monitoring Matters: How Air-Quality Monitoring Helps Utah’s Air

    Air monitoring is the beginning–and the end–of everything we do at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to protect and improve Utah’s air.

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