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North Salt Lake Chemicals

Site Contact:
Martin McComb
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
North Salt Lake, UT 84054

Site Update

Site Description

  •  On May 23, 2023, Davis County Department of Health requested assistance from Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) at a private residence in North Salt Lake, Utah. The residence contains numerous containers of hazardous chemicals that were collected by the resident over approximately 30 years. The chemicals include several gallons of elemental mercury. The mercury has escaped containment and is affecting indoor air quality.
  • UDEQ staff visited the residence and quickly referred the incident to EPA Emergency Response. EPA deployed a Response Team to the residence on June 5, 2023 to secure and dispose of the chemicals as well as address mercury contamination in the home. The majority of the chemicals are in the garage of the residence. Most of the containers are intact and there is significant mercury contamination in the garage.

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