Utah DEQ News

That “Idle-Free” Thing: Change is in the Air

Idle-Free awareness continues to grow in Utah as more cities adopt idle-free ordinances and residents change their driving habits. Kids spearheaded the Idle-Free movement, but all of us can make a difference by spreading the word and raising awareness about the benefits of being idle-free.

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Lindon Marina Closed due to Harmful Algal Bloom

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) closed Utah Lake’s Lindon Marina today due to high cyanobacteria and toxin levels. Samples collected by the Division of Water Quality on August 14, 2018, showed cyanobacteria cell count-concentrations exceeding the recreation health-based threshold for a Danger Advisory and toxin levels for microcystin coming in just below the threshold for a Danger Advisory.

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Lincoln Marina and Lincoln Beach Closed Again due to Harmful Algal Bloom

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has closed Lincoln Marina and Lincoln Beach after test results showed very high cyanobacteria cell counts and high microcystin levels from a persistent harmful algal bloom that has plagued the area for much of the summer. A Warning Advisory for the rest of the lake remains in place.

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Radon Testing on Goshute Reservation Helps Improve Tribal Health

Utah DEQ teamed up with the University of Utah to test homes on the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation for a variety of environmental contaminants, including radon. When five of the 11 homes tested showed elevated levels of radon, mitigation company Radovent volunteered to install mitigation systems on two of the homes for free.

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Peck Rock and Products, LLC Saratoga Springs Landfill

Corrective measures taken on the landfill site are complete. DEQ plan to coordinate an available and informal walk-in open house where interested residents can come by within a given time frame and ask questions or raise any issues they feel still remain.

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Holden Town Landfill: Solid Waste Facility Fact Sheet: Class IVb Landfill

Menu: Holden Town: Public Notice Facility Owner Holden Town Corporation Facility Operator Holden Town Corporation Property Owner N/A Facility Location Township 19 South, Range 4 West, Section 35. The site is located ½ mile north off U.S. Highway 50 at 1500 East Whiskey Creek Road in Holden, Millard County. Remaining Capacity Acres: 40 Tons: 1,600 …

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Wildfire’s Impact on Our Environment

Widespread wildfires in summertime —and, now, even springtime—are rapidly becoming the “new normal” in the American West. Along with the destruction and loss of forest caused by blazes, there are immediate and long-term environmental impacts that dramatically affect vital resources.

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Utah Lake

Danger Advisory Lifted for Lincoln Marina

The Utah County Health Department reopened the Lincoln Marina today after test results showed cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations dropped below the threshold for a Danger Advisory. The Lincoln Marina continues to exceed recreation health-based thresholds and has been placed under a Warning Advisory.

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oil

Price River Oil Spill

A tanker truck carrying crude oil along Highway 6 rolled over on July 12, 2018, and released approximately 750-1,000 gallons of crude oil into the Price River. The Department of Environmental Quality joined emergency personnel at the scene to contain the spill and protect water quality in the Price River.

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Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory Issued for Scofield Reservoir

The Southeast Health Department issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) Warning Advisory for Scofield Reservoir after Division of Water Quality (DWQ) samples showed that cyanobacteria cell counts and anatoxin-a levels exceeded health-based thresholds. The Madsen Bay Boat Ramp, Mountain View Boat Ramp, and Boy Scout Camp show the heaviest bloom activity.

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