mercury http://kuer.org en Setting New Standards for the Great Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/setting-new-standards-great-salt-lake <p>The Utah Division of Water Quality has begun a long-term project to set new pollution standards for the Great Salt Lake. &nbsp;The lake contains significant levels of toxic pollutants such as arsenic, lead, selenium and mercury, among other things. &nbsp;Jeff Ostermiller, the chief of the Water Quality Management Section at the division, says some of that comes from industries surrounding the lake. &nbsp;But he says there are many other sources as well, including urban runoff from streets along the Wasatch Front.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:41:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 13745 at http://kuer.org Setting New Standards for the Great Salt Lake