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View of Salt Lake City from Twin Peaks during an inversion, January 21, 2013 when PM2.5 concentrations in Salt Lake City were approximately 45 ug/m3 (NAAQS is 35 ug/m3). Photo by K. Kelly.

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Between January 1–24, 2013, Salt Lake City’s Hawthorne monitoring station exceeded fine particulate air quality standards on 15 days. This is based on available DAQ data as of February 15, 2013. Photo by K. Kelly.

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Soot contributes approximately 10% to fine particulate matter concentrations during inversions along the Wasatch Front. Transmission emission microscopy image of a soot particle from P. Toth.

Air Quality in the News

Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality

August 27th, 2014

Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into[...]

Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry

August 26th, 2014

Grand County evaporation ponds avoided air quality regulation for years, documents show. A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah[...]

New grant money helps combat air pollution

August 16th, 2014

Andy Yorkin lives just a few blocks from Liberty Park, so he said it made sense to get out to bike and walk for a[...]

DAQ to monitor ozone levels in Moab

August 6th, 2014

In the winter months, it’s not uncommon for an inversion to settle in over the Moab Valley, bringing with it colder temperatures and hazy skies. T[...]

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