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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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Utah Lake

Lincoln Beach/Marina at Utah Lake Closed Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) closed the Lincoln Marina due to exceptionally high cyanobacteria cell-count concentrations. UCHD also posted Danger/Closure signs in the Lincoln Beach area of Utah Lake.

Swedes Access (Provo Bay), the State Park Day Use Area, and Sandy Beach areas continue to be under a Warning Advisory.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Spreads in Utah Lake

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) has issued a Warning Advisory for Utah Lake due to toxin levels that exceed health-based thresholds. UCHD advises people, their pets, and other animals to stay out of Provo Bay, Lincoln Marina, Sandy Beach, and the Utah Lake State Park Day Use area.

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Keeping Tabs on HABs

Summertime means movie sequels. Star Wars, The Avengers and Jurassic Park return to theaters this year. Also making a comeback are harmful algal blooms.

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