Utah DEQ News

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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2019 Utah State Legislature Roundup

Thursday night marked the end of the 2019 Utah State Legislature. For more than six weeks, lawmakers have worked tirelessly in Salt Lake City setting the state’s budget and passing laws. Here is a recap of all the environment-related happenings.

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Gold King Mine

A large snowstorm knocked out power to a pump that was diverting water from the Gold King Mine into nearby treatment ponds. Contaminated water from the mine began to flow into Cement Creek on to the Animas River and is headed toward the San Juan River. The release is expected to reach the San Juan River on Monday.

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