Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Image of tractors with the words DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

To help communities assess and clean up sites contaminated by hazardous waste and petroleum, DEQ provides assistance seeking U.S. EPA Brownfields grants. This year, Salt Lake County, Murray, Spanish Fork City and Green River are vying for federal money to help clean up blighted properties.

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Notification of Subsurface Petroleum Contamination

Through the Blue Stakes Utility notification system, the Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) received information that you plan to excavate in the vicinity of a former Leaking Underground Storage Tank facility. Residual petroleum contaminated soils and/or groundwater may be present within your excavation area. If you would like more information regarding the …

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Cleanup Success at Ogden’s Swift Building

For 100 years, the Ogden Swift Building was used as a meatpacking plant, warehouse for surplus military items and a chemical manufacturer. To clean up the property, DEQ used a host of tools to bring it back into economic use.

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Metrics: Environmental Response and Remediation

UST Branch Percent of Underground Storage Tank Facilities in Significant Compliance Over Time An underground storage tank (UST) is a tank connected to piping that has at least ten percent of its combined volume underground. USTs may contaminate groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. U.S. EPA and states collaborate …

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Image of men installing an underground storage tank

Keeping an Eye on Underground Storage Tanks

Out of sight, out of mind. The old adage reminds us that ignorance is bliss. Luckily for Utah residents, the engineers and scientists at DEQ’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation are not ignorant of one important out-of-sight risk—underground storage tanks.

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2019 State of the Environment Report

Brownfields Underground Storage Tanks The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) protects public health and the environment by cleaning up chemically contaminated sites, ensuring that underground storage tanks are properly managed, and making important chemical usage and emission data available to local response agencies and the public. DERR’s programs provide a wide variety of …

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CERCLA (Superfund) Projects:
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Bingham/Magna Ditch Soils Investigation Five Year Review Superfund Documents Completion of the Kennecott South Zone Five Year Review for Operable Units 3, 6, 7, 17 and 18 Explanation of Significant Differences, August 2003 Fact Sheet, October 2006 Kennecott Utah Copper’s Final Design for Remedial Action at South Facilities Groundwater Appendix A: Post Closure Report-December 2002 …

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Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Project:
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Historic mining activities in the Oquirrh Mountains in southwest Salt Lake County led to the creation of two groundwater plumes in the principle aquifer of southwest Salt Lake County (Contaminated Zones Map). The two groundwater plumes contain elevated concentrations of sulfate and total dissolved solids (TDS) above the State of Utah primary drinking water standards. …

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Joint Proposal: Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Three-Party Agreement:
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

June 11, 2004 NRD Joint Proposal Narrative and Tables NRD Joint Proposal Figures Changes to Figures Figure 2.4A Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Customers and Boundaries Figure 2.4B Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Water System Figure 4.1A S.W. Jordan Valley Highest Sulfate Concentration Data Figure 5.2A Proposed Groundwater Extraction and Treatment System Figure 5.4A Zone …

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Document Repository: Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Project:
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Jump to: Administrative Documents Annual Reports Construction and Testing Stakeholder Forum Meetings and Materials Related Documents Administrative Documents Natural Resource Damage Claim 1995 Natural Resource Damage Consent Decree Comment Response Summary August 31, 2004 (Due to the length of this document, it is broken down into topical chapters.) Findings and Conclusions August 31, 2004 June …

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