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Pima County Department Of Environmental Quality

Tangerine Landfill will close to the public Dec. 1

Tangerine Landfill will close to the public Dec. 1

Time is winding down to make one last dump run to the Tangerine Landfill.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Asarco to pay $70,000 for Sahuarita dust violations

The mining giant Asarco will pay Pima County its second round of civil penalties and environmental reparations in three years over tailings dust blowing from its Mission Mine in Sahuarita into neighboring homes.

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson air quality at unhealthful levels due to wind

Pima County’s air quality has reached unhealthful levels, thanks to high winds and blowing dust.

May 03, 2013 1:32 pmLoading…
Record dust levels of April 8-9 came from California

Record dust levels of April 8-9 came from California

Once again, Southern California has blazed a trail for Arizona - this time, a dusty trail.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Dust storm put Pima County over EPA air-quality limit

Dust storm put Pima County over EPA air-quality limit

High winds that sent huge dust clouds swirling last week caused Pima County to exceed federal air-quality standards for the first time in nearly four years, county officials said.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

The site of a proposed Oracle Ridge copper mine is on the north side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, between Mount Lemmon and the town of Oracle.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Pima County's environmental chief, who denied an air-quality permit for the Rosemont Mine last year, plans to approve one for a much smaller copper mine slated for the back side of the Catalina Mountains.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Check tire pressure, save cash, environment

Spending five minutes a month on one simple task will help drivers save money, lives and the environment.

June 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Air quality advisory issued for Tucson

Another air quality advisory was issued today by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality because of the elevated levels of smoke and ground-level ozone.

June 01, 2012 5:19 pmLoading…

Smoke advisory issued for Tucson

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued a smoke advisory due to smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico.

May 31, 2012 4:12 pmLoading…

Hearing set on air permit for Pima County landfill

Pima County Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, on the request for an air-quality permit for the DKL Holdings Inc., Marana Regional Landfill.

May 26, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…

County issues air quality advisory

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory for particulate matter today.

March 07, 2012 11:45 amLoading…
County poster provides tips on saving the environment

County poster provides tips on saving the environment

Pima County has created a poster with 51 conservation tips and many local animals. It can be downloaded for free.

July 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County poster provides tips on saving the environment

Pima County poster provides tips on saving the environment

If you want to save the environment but don't possess the powers of Captain Planet, never fear, a new poster is here!

July 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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