Category: Health Advisory Panel

HABs Monitoring Updates 2019

Check here for the latest updates on sampling locations, cyanobacteria cell counts, toxin test results, and health advisories on Utah waterbodies. 2019 Updates As we get new information, it will be posted here

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Health Advisory Panel

Jump to: Goals and Objectives Membership Logistics Contact The Utah Division of Water Quality and the Utah Department of Health have organized a Water Quality Health and Advisory Panel whose objectives are to coordinate and communicate on water quality issues associated with specific public health concerns. The primary current focus of the Panel will be …

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Meetings and Public Notices:
Health Advisory Panel

Public Notices 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Background The Utah Division of Water Quality and the Utah Department of Health co-organize a Water Quality Health and Advisory Panel whose objectives are to coordinate and communicate on water quality issues associated with specific public health concerns. The primary current focus of the Panel is coordination around E. …

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Get the Mercury Out!

Mercury is a toxic chemical. If released to the environment it can cause serious ecological and health problems. Often it is found in our offices and homes. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children are the most sensitive to mercury poisoning. Potentially toxic mercury is found in a wide …

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Assessment Methodology:
Mercury

DWQ has collected fish tissue samples for mercury analysis in waterbodies throughout the state since 2000. Since that time consumption advisories have been issued for 24 waterbodies (16 reservoir and 8 river sites). DWQ staff develop an annual fish sampling plan. Sampling criteria currently include: Sampling when a current consumption advisory is greater than 5 …

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Clean Air Mercury Rule

The Clean air Mercury Rule was signed on May 18, 2005. It targets coal-fired electrical generating units larger than 25 MW. It sets nation-wide caps: 38 tons/yr in 2010 (Phase I) and 15 tons/yr in 2018 (Phase II) and beyond (down from an estimated 48 tons in 1999.) Each state has been allocated a cap …

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