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CityViews 9/24/12: East-side Groundwater Contamination/Utah’s Right to Know




Segment 1:

Contaminants from a former dry cleaner at the VA Hospital are seeping into the groundwater on the east side of Salt Lake City, so much so that the EPA is proposing the site for Superfund status. On Monday, we’ll find out more about the PCE plume at 700 South and 1600 East and the proposed cleanup project.


  • Renee Zollinger, Salt Lake City
  • Dale Urban, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • Ryan Dunham, Environmental Protection Agency

More information on the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume from:
EPA  and DEQ.

You can also view public records on the plume at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 S., Level 3, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.




Segment 2:

Finding out the salary of a public employee or the results of a restaurant health inspection is just a click away, thanks to the online project called Utah’s Right to Know. On Monday, we’ll find out more about the Salt Lake Tribune effort to make public information more accessible.


  • Don Meyers, Salt Lake Tribune reporter
City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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