While the Great Salt Lake is famous worldwide, it’s notorious locally for what has been dubbed “lake stink.”Read More
The Utah Division of Water Quality received a request from Jordan Valley for a Utah Pollution Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit to discharge byproduct water via a 21 mile, 16 inch diameter pipeline running from the Jordan Valley facility in West Jordan to the mouth of Gilbert Bay along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake.
Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report 2014 Ozone Monitoring Along TRAX Lines Principal Investigators: John Horel, University of Utah Erik Crosman, University of Utah Susan Bush, University of Utah Randy Martin, Utah State University DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell DAQ (Division of Air Quality) monitoring found high levels of ozone near the Great Salt Lake from …Read More
Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report Principal Investigator: Randy Martin, USU DAQ Contact: Nancy Daher, Ph. D. Atmospheric chlorine is a strong oxidant and known to potentially initiate photochemistry via reactions with various common hydrocarbons. Kerry et al (2013) found that chlorine atoms significantly contribute to local Salt Lake City PM2.5 during elevated wintertime …Read More
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 …Read More
By Jenny Potter Working for the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) for the last two-and-a-half years as the office manager, I have been fortunate enough to work on several aspects of what we do here, including attending and preparing for board meetings, attending managers’ meetings and retreats, and helping get documents prepared and ready to …Read More
By Donna Kemp Spangler You don’t have to be an air quality expert to know that Utah’s mountain-and-valley topography creates wintertime inversions and summertime smog. It’s a matter of atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, and source emissions that are a recipe for unhealthy air. As one air scientist is fond of saying, “What goes out your tailpipe …Read More
By Seth Arens Air pollution in Utah conjures up images of frosty January mornings, the “brown cloud” over the Wasatch Front, and days or weeks of sunless skies. High temperatures and unhealthy ozone pollution in last half of June 2015 reminded Utah residents that bad air pollution also threatens our health while we enjoy the …Read More