Category: Waste Management and Radiation Control

Radon Test Kits

Utah Environmental Quality Offering 100 Free Radon Kits

To request a kit, visit radon.utah.gov and click on the link for a free test. DEQ provides radon test kits for $9. Testing your home for radon is easy. Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon because all of your doors and windows are closed. Testing is the only way to …

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Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control
2018 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) helps businesses and residents handle waste properly and plays a critical role in safeguarding Utah residents from harmful exposure to radiation. In 2018, DWMRC accomplished these objectives through: Permitting and compliance for hazardous and solid waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities Oversight of facilities performing corrective-action …

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Permitting and Compliance
2018 State of the Environment Report (WMRC)

Solid and Hazardous Waste The Division issues permits to solid and hazardous waste facilities to treat, store, and dispose of waste in a manner that protects the land and groundwater from contamination. Permitted solid waste facilities include municipal, commercial, and industrial landfills. The Division issues permits to large commercial and government hazardous-waste facilities and ensures …

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Corrective Actions
2018 State of the Environment Report (WMRC)

DWMRC works with companies through its Corrective Action Program to remediate environmental contamination from the improper storage, treatment, or disposal of solid or hazardous waste. Corrective Actions (CAs) ensure that facilities deal with these releases properly to minimize harm to the public and the environment. The Division’s collaborative efforts with businesses and developers on these …

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Education and Outreach
2018 State of the Environment Report (WMRC)

Education and outreach are key components of DWMRC programs. The Division educates businesses and residents on the proper disposal/recycling of solid and hazardous wastes to prevent soil and groundwater contamination from the improper storage or disposal of wastes. The used oil and waste tire programs, for example, have dramatically reduced the health hazards from these …

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