Utah DEQ News

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The holidays are typically a time to go all out. So many decisions to make—food, decorations, parties and gifts. This year, however, there’s something else to consider when you start decking the halls. How can this year be more environmentally friendly than the last? Here are seven ideas to help your dreams of a green Christmas come true.

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Geneva Steel Remediation Work

Geneva Steel Remediation Work
Coal Tar Pond near Vineyard, Utah

Preliminary Off-Site Air Monitoring Results Update Nov. 13, 2020 In Oct. 2020, U. S. Steel completed the cleanup of coal tar ponds at the Geneva Steel site in Vineyard. Coal tar deposited at the site was a by-product of the coking operations used in steel manufacturing at the plant. The Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ)  …

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#IamUtahDEQ: 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Update

The hard-working scientists of DWQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program spent the past five months visiting and analyzing data from 800 sites across 65 different water bodies in Utah. Learn more about this valuable team in this week’s blog post.

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DEQ’s Mission, Vision and Values Drive Our Work

The #IamUtahDEQ video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Utah taxpayer dollars are spent to protect residents’ health and welfare and stresses the importance of DEQ’s mission, vision and values as the guiding principles that direct our work.

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How To Protect Your Pets During Wildfires

Poor air quality from wildfires can affect more than just your health. Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to animals, and those living close to a burn area may wonder what they can do to protect their pets.

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Testing Your Home for Radon

Radon impacts one out of every three homes in Utah. It is also the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home is cheap and easy.

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