Land & Environment

USU Researchers Investigating Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Great Salt Lake Dust

By Taylor Emerson |

As a terminal lake, one without an outlet, the same process that makes the Great Salt Lake so salty also makes it prone to collecting pollution since it acts the end of the line for the rivers that empty into it. Now, Utah State University researchers are investigating if pollutants collected in the sediment of the lake are getting airborne with the lake continuing to recede and more and more lake bed becoming exposed.

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Taylor Emerson
Digital Journalist
University Marketing and Communications
(435) 797-2262
Taylor.Emerson@usu.edu

CONTACT

Molly Blakowski
Department of Watershed Sciences
mollyblakowski@gmail.com

Jeffrey Perala-Dewey
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
jeffrey.perala-dewey@usu.edu


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