toxic plume

Environment & Public Lands
3:14 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Salt Lake City Toxic Plume May Get Superfund Status

The groundwater plume was first discovered in an irrigation well at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

A toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater in a Yalecrest neighborhood for more than 20 years may be cleaned up under the federal Superfund program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted a proposal Friday to add the groundwater plume to the National Priorities List of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, and city of Salt Lake all support the EPA Superfund proposal. 

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