West Davis Highway
On September 29, 2017 the U.S. Department Transportation issued their Record of Decision approving the West Davis Corridor, a highway that spans the western portions of Davis and Weber Counties from Farmington to Clinton, Utah.
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake was involved in the scoping and comment periods for the project:
Promontory Point Landfill
Located on the shore of Great Salt Lake, Promontory Point Resources owns and operates the Promontory Point Landfill. The Landfill began construction this past year as a Class I Landfill – meaning is can only accept in-statewaste. The Landfill is permitting to accept over 380 million tons of Utah’s waste.
This year, Promontory Point Resources submitted an application to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a Class V landfill, in order to accept and dispose of industrial waste from out of state. Based on the Landfill being situated on the Union Pacific Railroad, Promontory Point Resources is proposing to accept waste from across the United States. Promontory Point Resources is primarily interested in accepting coal ash – an industrial waste from coal mining operations that contains lead, mercury, arsenic, and chromium.
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is concerned with the potential for the Promontory Point Landfill to release of toxic contaminants into Great Salt Lake.
Click the following link to the RDCC website for comments that were submitted on the proposed Class V permit request by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and the Utah Geological Survey office in the Department of Natural Resources for the latest on the Promontory Point Landfill. Click Here