Environmental Politics, Live
Environews: Great Salt Lake toxic dump
In February, a coalition of local environmental groups hosted public meetings regarding a threat to build a garbage dump at the north end of Great Salt Lake. A company called Promontory Point Resources, LLC has applied for a Class V waste permit which would specifically allow the proposed dump to accept out-of-state hazardous waste including coal ash contaminated with arsenic, lead and mercury. Environmental groups opposing the hazardous waste dump include Friends of Great Salt Lake, HEAL Utah, Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment.