January is National Radon Action Month. As a reminder, one in three homes in Utah has elevated levels of radon, and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home will give you peace of mind and empower you to fix the problem (It’s easier and less expensive than you…
Utah’s ozone and wildfires making it hard to breathe? Try #NoMowDays, switch to electric, upgrade your gas can, and mow later in the day for better air. Utah DEQ has some important tips that can help you reduce your emissions from an unlikely source–your gas-powered lawn mower.
Fireworks are beautiful, but they also produce high concentrations of smoke and particulates (PM) that can harm our air quality and cause wildfires.
Poor air quality from wildfires can affect more than just your health. Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to animals, and those living close to a burn area may wonder what they can do to protect their pets.
Harmful algal blooms can be deadly for dogs. Knowing what to look for on the water and how to protect your pet will help ensure a fun summer.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality wants to ensure water is safe across the state. That’s why DEQ’s Division of Water Quality and local health departments work together to monitor waterbodies for E. coli contamination.
Safe, clean drinking water is critical to public health, welfare and safety in Utah and an important part of sustainable growth.
A large snowstorm knocked out power to a pump that was diverting water from the Gold King Mine into nearby treatment ponds. Contaminated water from the mine began to flow into Cement Creek on to the Animas River and is headed toward the San Juan River. The release is expected to reach the San Juan…
DEQ investigators have narrowed down the source of gasoline odors in a Layton City neighborhood to petroleum products in the groundwater.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Logan PM2.5 nonattainment area meets the conditions for attainment. This determination makes it the first PM2.5 nonattainment area in the state to reach attainment since the standard was tightened 12 years ago.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) reminds residents that wood-burning restrictions go into effect November 1, 2018, and urges Utahns to use online and mobile tools to monitor daily PM2.5 levels.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Management and Radiation Control Board denied EnergySolutions’ request for an exemption to state regulations requiring a performance assessment prior to the disposal of depleted uranium (DU).
The Southwestern Utah Health Department has issued a Danger Advisory/Closure for Panguitch Lake based on extremely high toxin levels in the lake from an ongoing cyanobacteria bloom. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) contacted livestock operators in the area to recommend they prevent their cattle from drinking water from the reservoir and downstream…
Utah DEQ teamed up with the University of Utah to test homes on the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation for a variety of environmental contaminants, including radon. When five of the 11 homes tested showed elevated levels of radon, mitigation company Radovent volunteered to install mitigation systems on two of the homes for free.
Sandy ONE Water Way offers Sandy City residents a web portal that provides them with a suite of programs they can use to protect and conserve water.
A tanker truck carrying crude oil along Highway 6 rolled over on July 12, 2018, and released approximately 750-1,000 gallons of crude oil into the Price River. The Department of Environmental Quality joined emergency personnel at the scene to contain the spill and protect water quality in the Price River.