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Bureau of Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology Program

The Utah APPLETREE team, in cooperation with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), is responsible for addressing environmental health issues concerning hazardous waste sites. These responsibilities include public health assessments, health consultations, exposure investigations, and health education.

For more information about each site, see the following links:

Public Health Assessments:

Health Consultations:

Technical Assists:

Bauer Dump & Tailings Blackhawk Resin Company Air Quality in Layton Homes Benzene in Homes
Bountiful/Woods Cross 5th PCE Plume* American Fork Canyon/Uintah National Forest Cocaine Residues in Homes
Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters* Arsenic Exposure in Culinary Drinking Water- Millard County Health Concerns Review for the Use of Dinotefuran Pesticide
Eureka Mills* Brigham City Sand and Gravel Pits Workplace Exposures to Epoxy, Grout, and Adhesive Chemicals
Manning Canyon/Fairfield Bountiful/Woods Cross Cancer Incidence Concerns on Firefighting Foam used on “Foam Days”
Hill Air Force Base* Cottonwood Heights Cancer Incidence Kennecott Berm Dust Exposure
International Smelting and Refining* Contaminant Concentrations in Fish from Cutler Reservoir 2003 Napthalene Blocks in Women's Restrooms
Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery* EMF Proximity to Schools Study Shish Tobacco Smoke~ Hookah
Kennecott (North Zone)* Five Points PCE Plume* Mosquito Abatement Insecticides
Kennecott (South Zone)* Gunlock Reservoir Fish Sampling  
Midvale Slag* Jacob’s Smelter Site*  
Monticello Mill Tailings & Monticello Radioactively Contaminated Properties* Layton Cancer Incidence  
newMonticello Mill Tailings and Vicinity Properties* MagCorp Chlorine and Hydrogen Chloride Gas Emissions  
Murray Smelter* Mill Creek Fish Sampling  
Ogden Defense Depot* Monticello Cancer Incidence  
Petrochem Recycling Corporation/EKOTEK* Red Butte Creek Oil Spill: oil a nd Sediment. Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  
Rivers and Lakes in Utah 1990-2005  
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill Silver Creek Tailings  
Richardson Flat Tailing Site* Strawberry Reservoir Fish Sampling  
Rose Park Sludge Pit * Traverse Mtn, Lehi  
Rose Park Sludge Pit Update (1993)* Tooele Railroad Spur  
Tooele Army Depot (North area)* Utah Lake Fish Sampling  
Utah Power and Light/American Barrel* Valley Asphalt  
Wasatch Chemical (Lot 6)* Vermiculite Intermountain and Intermountian Products Inc  
  Yuba Reservoir Fish Sampling  

* National Priority Sites in Utah

What we Provide

  • Independent, objective health decisions based upon the best available science and data
  • Health education to minimize exposure
  • Recommendations to the EPA and UDEQ for further monitoring

What we Do Not Provide

  • Remediation or site clean-up
  • Legal advice
  • Environmental sampling and testing
  • Enforcement of regulatory standards
  • Medical attention or health care services

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Environmental Protection Agency
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Cancer and the Environment u can do

Contact us:
Dr. Craig Dietrich ~ Program Manager/ Toxicologist
Alex Wu ~ Epidemiologist