Category: Waste Management and Radiation Control

2014 National Radon Poster Contest Entrants

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Radon Program Annual Poster Contest

Español: Programa de radón – Concurso anual de pósters: Concurso de carteles de radón 2019/2020 (109 KB) Formulario de Obras de Arte – Concurso de Carteleras de Radón para Niños (143 KB) CONSEJOS para un BUEN CARTEL (54 KB) 2019/2020 Radon Poster Contest Utah’s Youngest Citizens Leading Radon Awareness Campaign With National Radon Poster Contest …

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State Radon Poster Contest Winners

 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 (Select images to enlarge) 2020 State Radon Poster Contest Winners Honorable Mentions 2019 State Radon Poster Contest Winners Honorable Mentions 2018 State Radon Poster Contest Winners Honorable Mentions 2017 State Radon Poster Contest Winners Local student wins $100 in radon poster contest (11/15/2016) St …

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Radon Program

Order Radon Test Kits Online Find Local Radon Test Kit Retailers Utah Radon Coalition Certified Radon Professionals Test Results By Zip Code Realtor Guides Español In the News The Radioactive Killer (02/03/2020)–Deseret News From Deadly Mines to Dangerous Bedrooms (01/29/2020)–Deseret News Lethal and Lawless (01/29/2020)–Deseret News 10 Ways to Protect Your Family From Radon (01/29/2020)–Deseret …

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Waste Management & Radiation Control
2016 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 2016, WMRC accomplished these objectives through: Permitting and compliance for hazardous and solid waste storage, treatment, and disposal facilities Oversight of facilities performing corrective …

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DEQ: Ten Reasons to Be Thankful

By Donna Kemp Spangler There’s a tradition at our house on Thanksgiving where everyone around the dinner table, family and friends alike, share something special they are thankful for. It’s typically the usual – good health, great friends or sometimes specific successes. So it seems fitting to be thankful for the Utah Department of Environmental …

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DEQ Leadership Team Wants You to “Ask DEQ, not Phil”

By DEQ Communications Office The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides employees with leadership training to support their career development. Each year, division directors nominate one employee from their division to participate in the two-year course. In addition to formal training, independent study, reading, field trips, and class interaction, each leadership team develops a …

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Ask DEQ, not Phil.

By:  Amy Christensen Two years ago, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had some very astute hunches that were confirmed by comprehensive state-wide research. Of the over 600 Utah households surveyed, only three percent could name DEQ as an environmental entity, and even less knew anything about what we do. By finding a way to …

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Tooele County Facility Solid Waste Permit:
Stericycle Inc.

In February 2015, Stericycle submitted a permit application to the former Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW) for a solid-waste permit for a new hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) facility in Tooele, Utah. The new facility would replace the current waste incinerator facility in North Salt Lake, Utah. The facility will receive …

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Tooele County Facility Air Quality Permit:
Stericycle Inc.

In 2016, Stericycle submitted an application for an air-quality permit for a new hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) facility in Tooele, Utah. The new facility would replace the current waste incinerator facility in North Salt Lake, Utah, with a maximum permitted capacity of 18,000 tons per year (tpy) of HMI waste for an …

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Medical Waste:
Stericycle Inc.

Stericycle is permitted to treat non hazardous medical waste and other non medical wastes. It is also referred to as “infectious waste,” which, by definition, is “a solid waste that contains or may reasonably be expected to contain pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result …

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Tooele County Facility:
Stericycle Inc.

Air Quality Permit Solid Waste Permit The Division of Air Quality and the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control approved the air-quality and solid-waste permits, respectively, for the Tooele County Facility on September 1, 2017. Proposed Facility Stericycle proposes to construct, own, and operate a hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) facility in …

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Stack Testing:
Stericycle Inc.

Stack testing is an important tool used to determine a facility’s compliance with emission limits or capture or control efficiencies established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). A stack test: measures the amount of a specific regulated pollutant or pollutants being emitted; demonstrates the capture efficiency of a capture system; or, ascertains the destruction …

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Regulations:
Stericycle Inc.

Environmental Regulations for Medical Waste Incinerators Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop standards and guidelines to govern the operation of new and existing incinerators that burn hospital, medical, or infectious waste and authorized the states to develop plans to implement these standards and the guidelines. In 1997, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

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Permits:
Stericycle Inc.

This is a partial list of the information available. Each DEQ Division maintains a more comprehensive historic file. To learn more about how to access those records, visit the DEQ GRAMA Website. DEQ Permits Division of Air Quality Permits Approval Order: Retrofits to Existing Air Pollution Control Device System (08/12/14) (113 KB) Title V Operating Permit …

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