The operational and environmental cleanup activities at Kennecott Utah Copper LLC's (Kennecott) Bingham Canyon Mine, Copperton Concentrator, Smelter, Refinery, Tailings Facility and the various ancillary facilities are regulated under a number of federal and State programs with authority to oversee the work pursued by Kennecott and other third parties.
The Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Utah Labor Commission has issued a citation to Kennecott Utah Copper after an investigation into an incident at the smelter that left two contract employees from Crossroad Construction severely burned. The citation alleges a "willful" violation of ...
Customer Success Summary. Kennecott Utah Copper is the site of the largest copper mine in the world and they received a 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award in Pollution Prevention from the Utah Pollution Prevention Association in September, 2009.
Environmental Regulation of Copper Mining in Arizona The main environmental protection agencies which govern a mine's potential to contaminate the local environment include the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
Largest Polluter in Salt Lake County. Update: UPHE filed comments on the proposed Title V Permit issued by the DEQ for Kennecott Utah Copper Smelter and Refinery.. Rio Tinto/Kennecott (RTK) contributes about 30% of the overall pollution in the Salt Lake County, ten times more than the next largest source, the Chevron oil refinery.
Rank facilities in UTAH or in SALT LAKE County by chemical releases or waste generation *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.
Anyone who's lived through a winter on the Wasatch Front knows that we frequently battle with some of the country's worst air pollution. A significant amount of this pollution comes from Rio Tinto's Kennecott copper mine, although the proportion varies, depending on whom you ask.