Utah DEQ News

DEQ Employees Take The Clear The Air Challenge

During February, the Salt Lake Chamber sponsors the Clear the Air Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to help residents learn helpful tools to cut tailpipe emission. Employees at the Department of Environmental Quality shared with us how they took part in this year’s Challenge and why they feel it is an important tool in helping Utahns clear the air.

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Taking the Clear The Air Challenge

February is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Clear The Air Challenge. Utah DEQ’s intern, Sidney Rogers, took the challenge. Here is her story of commuting to work by bicycle and UTA TRAX.

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State Legislature Set to Address Utah’s Air, Land and Water

Today marks the start of another legislative session. For the next 45 days, Utah’s Legislature will meet in Salt Lake City to change existing laws, pass new laws and set the state’s budget. Some of these laws and appropriations will address environmental concerns. Here’s a look at the upcoming session.

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Governor’s $100M Air Quality Request A Good Investment

In 2017, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Gov. Gary Herbert announced a lofty goal to reduce annual emissions into Utah’s air by 25 percent by 2026. To make this plan a reality, Gov. Herbert’s 2019 budget provides $100 million to fund high-impact air quality projects.

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Radon Test Kits

Utah Environmental Quality Offering 100 Free Radon Kits

To request a kit, visit radon.utah.gov and click on the link for a free test. DEQ provides radon test kits for $9. Testing your home for radon is easy. Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon because all of your doors and windows are closed. Testing is the only way to …

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Utah’s Environment: A Look Back at 2018

Each week in the “DEQ Blog” we document the hard work of DEQ’s engineers, scientists and staff. At the start of a new year, we thought it would be nice to take a look back at the ten most popular blogs from 2018.

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A Little Detective Work: Investigating Sites for Contamination

The CERCLA Branch in the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) performs site investigations of potentially contaminated sites within the State of Utah to determine whether or not they pose a threat to human health and the environment and should be included on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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