Category: Public Interest

Celebrating 25 Years of DEQ

On July 1, 1991, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) became a state agency. Since then, DEQ has worked diligently and tirelessly to protect and enhance the environment and safeguard the health and quality of life of the people of Utah.

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West Desert Sites

Jump to: Dugway Envirocare MagCorp Safety Kleen Deseret Chemical Depot Skull Valley Storage Facility Dugway Proving Ground The U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground is located on nearly 800,000 acres (roughly the size of Rhode Island) of the Great Salt Lake Desert southwest of Salt Lake City. It is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. …

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Protecting Utah’s Watersheds

A watershed is the area drained by a stream and its tributary branches, or in other words, the land area over which water flows or travels, and then drains into a stream and its tributaries.

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Management of Water Quality in Utah

Clean water is Utah’s most precious resource. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality uses the Watershed Approach to protect and improve Utah’s surface and groundwater resources.

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Visibility and Air Quality

Very small particles cause haze because they are about the same size as the wave length of light in the visible spectrum and can either scatter or absorb light.

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The Toxic Release Inventory

Facilities using more than an established threshold amount of certain chemicals must report releases of these chemicals to the environment or transfers to off-site facilities.

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Top Five Ways to Reduce Pollution and Protect Your Health

Know your air quality. Know how it will affect your health. Get some ideas to clean it up. Put them into a plan. Tools and Information Health symptom tracker for pollution episodes. Details on Utah’s Recess Guidance program. Short and medium-range weather forecast. Track Air Action days and see an Animated forecast of Utah pollution …

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Superfund in Utah

Superfund is a federal program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with state governments to identify and cleanup the worst hazardous waste sites in the United States.

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Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste in Utah

Jump to: Mission Division Programs Used Oil Waste Facilities Disposing Waste Chemical Agent Program Mission of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, under the Department of Environmental Quality, ensures the proper management of solid and hazardous waste and operates under the authority of the following …

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Keeping Utah Clean and Healthy:
Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Jump to: Mission Superfund Branch Underground Storage Tank Program Mission The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation is charged with protecting public health and Utah’s environment through cleanup of chemically contaminated sites, and by ensuring that underground storage tanks are used properly and by providing chemical usage and emission data to the public and local …

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EPA Envirofact Widgets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed and provided the following widgets as a service to our citizens.

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Utah’s Drinking Water

Utah’s drinking water comes from either surface water (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) or ground water (wells or springs), altogether 1,850 sources.

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Management of Air Quality in Utah

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Air Quality currently operates 11 carbon monoxide monitors, 16 fine particulate monitoring sites, and 19 meteorological stations along the Wasatch Front.

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