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Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Photo of air pollution over the Great Salt Lake.
Brian Albers / KUER

Levels of the fine particulates found in northern Utah’s winter inversions have decreased over three years, putting the area in line with federal air quality standards for the first time in over a decade.

Photo of air pollution over the Great Salt Lake.
Brian Albers / KUER

While air quality has been on the decline nationwide over the last two years, Utah has seen mixed results in the state’s efforts to rein in pollution.

Photo of smog over SLC.
iStock.com / Bric Anderson

A Utah toxicologist has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

Ben Holcomb, Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

With the closure of Utah Lake just last week due to a toxic algal bloom, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality is expanding warnings now to include the Jordan River and lower Cottonwood Creek.

Utah State University Utah Climate Center

The Utah State University Climate Center’s inversion forecast is showing the season’s first big spike in probable valley inversions starting next week.

Midvale Superfund Site Praised as Model Redevelopment

Apr 20, 2015
Brian Grimmett

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially removed the newly redeveloped Midvale Slag site from the Superfund National Priorities List.

Brian Gimmett

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $700,000 in grants and low-interest loans to expand electric and natural gas vehicle use across the state.

DEQ Report Looks at Environmental Challenges

Dec 29, 2014
Lin Meiyun / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued its annual report on Monday. It talks about some of the success the department’s had this year, but also looks at challenges that lie ahead.

Environews USA

A former worker from Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake City has accused the company of illegally burning radioactive waste. Nearby residents are asking Governor Gary Herbert once again to shut down the incinerator.