Environment  

 

As with most human impacts on the land, there are environmental considerations associated with frac sand mining and transport. Air and water quality issues predominate the environmental concerns regarding frac sand mining.  

 

Communities at Risk: Frac Sand Mining in the Upper Midwest, Boston Action Research - 2014 - NEW

 

Crystalline Silica Primer, US Dept. of the Interior – 1992

 

 

Report to the Natural Resources Board: Silica Study, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources - August 2011


Economic Impact of Environmental Health Risks on House Values in Southeast Region: A County-Level Analysis, Auburn University – 2004

Air Pollution Control Requirements at Industrial Sand Mines, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources – 2012

Hydraulic Impacts and Quarries and Gravel Pits, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources – 2005

Drinking Water from Household Wells, US Environmental Protection Agency – 2002

Petition by Citizens for the Promulgation of Rules to Govern Respirable Crystalline Silica Emissions, Before the State of Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources - October 2011

Overview of a Hydrologic Study to Assess the Impacts of Industrial Sand Mining & Irrigated Agriculture on Groundwater Quantity and Stream Baseflow in Western Wisconsin, Chippewa County Land Conservation & Forest Management - March 2012

Plan to Study to Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources, Environmental Protection Agency - November 2011

Progress Update: EPA’s Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources, Environmental Protection Agency - February 2012

Health Risks of Frac Sand Mining and Processing, Crispin Hayes Pierce, Ph. D. – 2011

Potential Health Risks from the Proposed Sand Processing Plant in Chippewa Falls, Crispin Hayes Pierce, Ph.D. - February 2009

WEBLINKS:
PARTICULATE AND SILICA HEALTH RISK RESEARCH, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UW-Eau Claire

NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION - HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, Environmental Protection Agency