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Bureau of Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology Program

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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 in Utah. These responsibilities include public health assessments, health consultations, exposure investigations, and health education.

We Provide

  • Independent, objective health decisions based upon the best available science and data
  • Health education to minimize exposure
  • Recommendations to EPA, UDEQ, local health departments, and other regulatory agencies for further action

 

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

 

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News


Use the Air Quality Index (AQI) to discover local air quality conditions

Click HERE to learn more about air pollution and public health in Utah


October 9, 2014: A Technical Assist has been released reviewing what is currently known about adverse health effects associated with exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from mobile telephone base stations.

August 20, 2014: The Public Health Assessment evaluating static tests of large solid rocket motors at the ATK Promontory facility was released for public comment. A community meeting to discuss the assessment was held on September 17 in Tremonton. The public comment period ended on September 26, and a final release is upcoming.

July 7, 2014: The Health Consultation evaluating the potential for adverse health effects from exposure to thallium in the drinking water system for the Traverse Mountain community in Lehi was released for public comment. A community meeting to discuss the assessment was held on July 30 in Traverse Mountain. The public comment period ended on August 18, and release of the final version of the consultation is upcoming.

March 5, 2014: A Technical Assist has been released reviewing what is currently known about the potential health effects from consuming home-grown vegetables irrigated with water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (PCE).


 

 

Document Types

NPL: National Priorities List (aka Superfund) status

  • Y: Site is on the NPL
  • P: Site has been proposed for the NPL
  • D: Site was on the NPL, but has been deleted
  • N: Site is not on the NPL

 

 

 

 

 

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Some documents concern all counties in Utah. They can be found in the table below, but not on the map above.

Site Type Year Source of Contamination NPL County Link
newATK Promontory PHA 2014 Solid rocket motor static tests N Box Elder Website
newTraverse Mountain HC 2014 Naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater N Utah Website
Bountiful/Wood's Cross PCE Plume PHA 2007 Past commercial and industrial activities Y Davis Website
Bauer Dump & Tailings; Blackhawk Resin Co. PHA 2006 Past manufacturing and ore smelting N Tooele PDF
newStericycle Incinerator: Modelled Air Exposures LHC 2014 Medical waste incineration N Davis Website
newCloud seeding with silver iodide TA 2013 Cloud seeding with silver iodide N All PDF
new700 S 1600 E PCE Plume TA 2014 Vegetables irrigated with contaminated water Y Salt Lake PDF
Davenport and Flagstaff Smelters PHA 2005 Past ore smelting Y Salt Lake Website
Eureka Mills PHA 2005 Past ore mining and processing Y Juab Website
Manning Canyon/Fairfield PHA 2011 Past ore processing activities N Utah Website
Hill Air Force Base PHA 2003 On-base industrial processes Y Davis; Weber Website
International Smelting and Refining PHA 2001 Past ore mining, processing, and smelting D Tooele Website
Intermountain Waste Oil Refinery PHA 2003 Past waste oil handling, refining, and blending Y Davis Website
Kennecott (North Zone) PHA 1996 Ore processing and smelting P Salt Lake Website
Kennecott (South Zone) PHA 1996 Ore mining and processing P Salt Lake Website
Midvale Slag HC 1993 Ore processing and smelting Y Salt Lake Website
Monticello Mill and Vicinity Properties PHA 2013 Past radioactive ore processing Y San Juan Website
Murray Smelter PHA 1997 Past ore processing and smelting P Salt Lake Website
Ogden Defense Depot PHA 1992 Hazardous waste handling and disposal Y Weber Website
Petrochem/EKOTEK PHA 1993 Hazardous waste handling and disposal D Salt Lake Website
Portland Cement Company PHA 1989 Past cement kiln dust generation Y Salt Lake Website
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill PHA 2011 2010 crude oil spill into Red Butte Creek N Salt Lake Website
Richardson Flat Tailings HC 1990 Past ore processing P Summit Website
Rose Park Sludge Pit PHA 1989 Past petroleum refinery waste disposal D Salt Lake PDF
Tooele Army Depot (North Area) PHA 2003 Ammunition storage and equipment repair Y Tooele Website
Utah Power & Light/American Barrel Co. PHA 1990 Past storage of contaminated barrels Y Salt Lake PDF
Wasatch Chemical Co. (Lot 6) PHA 1988 Past chemical production, storage, and packaging Y Salt Lake PDF
Jacob's Smelter PHA 1999 Past ore processing and smelting Y Tooele Website
Indoor Air Quality in Layton HC 2009 Industrial processes at Hill Air Force Base N Davis PDF
Fish in American Fork Canyon HC 2004 Past ore mining N Utah Website
Arsenic in Millard County Drinking Water HC 2009 Naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater N Millard PDF
Brigham City Sand and Gravel Pits HC 2006 Sand, gravel, and asphalt operations N Box Elder PDF
Bountiful/Wood's Cross PCE Plume: Cancer Incidence HC 2004 Past commercial and industrial activities Y Davis PDF
Contaminants in Fish from Cutler Reservoir HC 2005 Industrial and agricultural activities N Cache PDF
Cottonwood Heights Cancer Incidence HC 2006 Asphalt production and gravel pits N Salt Lake PDF
EMF Proximity to Schools HC 2008 EMF from mobile phone base stations N Salt Lake PDF
Five Points PCE Plume HC 2008 Past dry cleaning and industrial activities Y Davis Website
Contaminants in Fish from Gunlock Reservoir HC 2005 Industrial and agricultural activities N Washington PDF
Layton Cancer Incidence HC 2007 Municiple waste incineration N Davis PDF
Monticello Mill: Cancer Incidence HC 2012 Past radioactive ore processing Y San Juan Website
Monticello Mill: Cancer Incidence HC 2006 Past radioactive ore processing Y San Juan Website
U.S. Magnesium HC 1997 Magnesium smelting and refining Y Tooele PDF
Mercury in Fish, 1990 - 2005 HC 2006 Mercury in Fish, 1990 - 2005 N All PDF
Red Butte Creek Oil Spill HC 2011 2010 crude oil spill into Red Butte Creek N Salt Lake Website
Contaminants in Fish from Silver Creek HC 2004 Past ore mining and processing N Summit PDF
Contaminants in Fish from Strawberry Reservoir HC 2005 Industrial and agricultural activities N Wasatch PDF
Tooele Railroad Spur HC 2006 Past ore processing and smelting N Tooele PDF
Contaminants in Fish from Utah Lake HC 2005 Industrial and agricultural activities N Utah PDF
Valley Asphalt HC 2005 Past asphalt production N Utah PDF
Vermiculite Intermountain/Intermountain Products, Inc. HC 2007 Vermiculite ore processing N Salt Lake PDF
Contaminants in Fish from Yuba Reservoir HC 2005 Industrial and agricultural activities N Juab; San Pete PDF
Benzene in Homes TA 2012 Various N Cache PDF
Cocaine Residue in Homes TA 2011 Past indoor use N Salt Lake PDF
Dinotefuran Pesticides in Liberty Park TA 2011 Pesticide application N Salt Lake PDF
newStericycle Incinerator: Dioxin Release TA 2013 Medical waste incineration N Davis Website
Expoxy, Grout, and Adhesive Chemicals TA 2012 Occupational exposures N All PDF
Firefighting Foam TA 2011 "Foam Days" in Lehi, UT N Utah PDF
Kennecott Retaining Pond Berm Dust TA 2012 Mine tailings evaporation ponds N Salt Lake PDF
Mosquito Abatement Pesticides TA 2013 Pesticide application N All PDF
Naphthalene Blocks in Restrooms TA 2011 Storage of napthalene blocks N All PDF
newRF Radiation from Mobile Telephone Base Stations TA 2014 Mobile telephone base stations N Utah PDF
Hookah Tobacco Smoke TA 2011 Hookahs N All PDF
Willard Bay Diesel Spill TA 2013 Diesel fuel pipeline leak N Box Elder PDF
Drilling Site Sulfur Smell TA 2013 Petroleum drilling N All PDF