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Old 12-05-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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I do have concerns about the environmental implications of living in Daybreak and the west side of the SL valley in general. If anyone has good resources for information, I'm very interested. I've started poking around a bit on the site for Utah environmental quality but it's hard to get through. Having said this, we live in an area of Michigan that has excessive amounts of arsenic in the water and I've never thought of moving because of it. I've found a few reports about Oquirrh Lake being contaminated with round worm or and having to be closed to swimming (but people eat fish they pull out of there???). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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Interesting article, not much actual information though.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Use the 'search this forum" feature to look for older threads on Daybreak and contaminaiton. There was at least one that I remember.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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I do have concerns about the environmental implications of living in Daybreak and the west side of the SL valley in general. If anyone has good resources for information, I'm very interested. I've started poking around a bit on the site for Utah environmental quality but it's hard to get through. Having said this, we live in an area of Michigan that has excessive amounts of arsenic in the water and I've never thought of moving because of it. I've found a few reports about Oquirrh Lake being contaminated with round worm or and having to be closed to swimming (but people eat fish they pull out of there???). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I wish I remembered the links I had read.

The round worm issue was an odd one. In the summer of 09 they opened the beach to everyone for swimming, it brought people from everywhere with tents, BBQs etc. The place was filled with people and their trash. Picture hundreds of kids in diapers on the beach. 3 kids from outside of Daybreak got round worm, I am sure they brought it in. The worms are only in the sand & mud and the freeze killed it all off.

I was walking the lake the night it made the news and I ran into a news crew doing a live feed. Before the shoot I said this is big news? They said in Utah yes, I said that back in LA you needed a decapitation to get a live shoot.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Hagerman, Idaho
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just like that outbreak of cryptosporidia a few years ago at the public pools. Personally I would never even consider swimming in the pools where all of those babies and kids swim. I can't even imagine the bacteria count. Gives me the willies just to think of it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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just like that outbreak of cryptosporidia a few years ago at the public pools. Personally I would never even consider swimming in the pools where all of those babies and kids swim. I can't even imagine the bacteria count. Gives me the willies just to think of it.
You should have seen the beach, it was a mess. If they were smart they would create a Daybreak residents only beach.

The pools in Daybreak are very well if not overly monitered. They take a break every hour, check and add chemicals and require swim pants for all diaper wearers. If someone has "an accident" they shut down the pool until it has been 100% filtered and checked.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: West Jordan
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Here's an interesting article on the cleanup of the western side of the valley: http://www.kennecott.com/library/media/KUC%20invest%20$400%20million%20in%20removing%20Ut ah%20land%20from%20proposed%20Superfund%20list.PDF

What concerns me most about west-side pollution is the *time* it takes to rectify the situation. They have done many things to remedy the contamination, but in cases like drinking water (in which a reverse-osmosis facility is being built/incorporated into the water) it takes years to get things up to acceptable levels it seems. You can go to the Bingham mine visitors center yourself and they show you exactly where the mine has contaminated soil/drinking water and what they are doing to fix it. I went there last summer- fascinating.
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