Arsenic is a powerful poison. It occurs naturally in the earth’s crust in small amounts. It is also found in minerals and ore. You can’t taste or smell arsenic. Once released it it doesn’t evaporate, but it can dissolve in water. It can stay in a...
A railroad spur is a side track which connects with the main track of a railroad system. When it is no longer needed, it may be discarded or taken apart. The Tooele Valley Railroad Spur was abandoned in 1981. Atlantic Richfield Company, under oversight from the EPA,...
In January 2000, Tooele County Health Department (TCHD) discovered elevated levels of metals in soil samples taken along the Tooele Valley Railroad Spur. TCHD requested the Environmental Epidemiology Program (EEP) of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) conduct a...
Lead is a natural element in the earth’s crust. It is the fifth most important metal in the USA economy. It can enter the body through the atmosphere or from drinking water. It can be bright silver in color or have a bluish cast. Once exposed to the air it turns...
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Tooele County Health Department
151 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
Monday-Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8 am to noon
920 East Wendover Boulevard, Wendover Utah 84083
Call (435)277-2326 or 277-2327 for available services and hours.
To report an emergency after hours call (435) 882-5600.