Category: Featured

DEQ Powers Up With Additional EV Chargers

This month, the electric vehicle charging stations at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality headquarters are getting an upgrade. This will increase the number of chargers at DEQ to 30 charging port—including a DC Fast charger.

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Taking Stock of Emissions in Utah

Air pollution along the Wasatch Front comes from a lot of different sources. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality works deliberately and tirelessly to understand the sources of air-quality-deteriorating-emissions and how to reduce them to improve air quality.

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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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New DEQ Tech Support Center Open

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s new 21,500-square-foot Tech Support Center contains labs, storage for scientific equipment, and areas for sampling and analyzing work. The grand opening is set for May 21, 2019.

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Smoky Vehicles = Smoggy Air: Nothing to Belch About

Tailpipes are the No. 1 cause of air pollution and the problem is a health risk. For that reason, Utah has Vehicle Emissions Control, Inspection and Maintenance programs in five counties: Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber administered by the local health departments.

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Understanding Utah’s Air Quality

Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality often hears from resident who want to know more about Utah’s air quality, the pollutants, the causes, and what they can do to help reduce their emissions.

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DEQ Bids Farewell to Brad Johnson

At the end of April, DEQ will bid farewell to longtime Deputy Director Brad Johnson. Brad has been with the department for more than 30 years and contributed immensely to our mission to safeguard and protect Utah air, land and water.

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Mobile Monitors Help Pinpoint Wood Smoke Sources

Researchers from across the state gathered at Utah State University on March 28 for the third annual Air Quality: Science for Solutions conference. Jesse Glisson, along with researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah and the Division of Air Quality, presented new research into understanding the contribution of woodsmoke to PM2.5 levels.

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EPA Takes Aim at PFAS

EPA is working to identify and better understand PFAS contaminants. Research has lead to the development of a six-point action plan which will address the clean up of current PFAS contamination, prevent future contamination, and effectively communicate risk with the public.

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