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Woman Describes Life "Trapped" in Frac Sand Mining District
FULL verbatim interview @ http://www.WIvoices.org Small business owner, Brenda Tabor-Adams, lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in a silica frac sand mining district between New Auburn and Chetek, WI. They are surrounded by mines. Two separate facilities are within a third of a mile and three more are within one mile of her once-quiet, rural property. In addition, several more mines are proposed or already operating nearby. Brenda's clients now compete with 1,000 sand trucks per day, or 20 trucks every 15 minutes, in order to get their horse trailers in and out of her property. With trucks running for 12 hours/day, 6 days/week, her life has been turned upside down. Dismissed as "collateral damage" by local officials, she fears for the environmental impact, the health of her family and neighbors and the sustainability of her small business. Tabor-Adams also details troubling issues that regular people face when dealing with multimillion dollar mining companies, including lawyers threatening lawsuits, town and county boards "stacked" with pro-sand officials, and the understaffing and underfunding of the Department of Natural Resources tasked to protect the land and the people. Brenda says, "Our government has failed us miserably..."
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PSA - The Harmful Effects of Sand Mining in California
Sand mining has many negative effects on the environment and economy of California that need to be alleviated.
Views: 127 Sean Koehler
What Is Fracking?
You’ve heard of fracking, and you’re pretty sure lots of people don’t like it, but do you know how it actually works? Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking.htm Share on Facebook: http://goo.gl/M5kx1i Share on Twitter: http://goo.gl/FbuzEW Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ZYI7Gt Visit our site: http://www.brainstuffshow.com Fracking. You’ve heard of it. You know it’s controversial. But you might not know what it actually involves. Never fear: We’re here to put some fracking knowledge in your brain. Fracking is the delightfully cheeky-sounding nickname for Hydraulic Fracturing... which sounds a little bit less delightful and more like something you do to your enemies in Starcraft. But no! It is something we do to rocks. In the simplest terms, hydraulic fracturing is a way of getting more of the valuable fluids, like oil and natural gas, out of geologic formations under the ground. Deep under earth’s surface, there are deposits of rock that have huge reserves of oil and natural gas within them. But these fossil fuels aren’t like big lakes where you can just stick a straw in and suck. No, these reserves of oil and natural gas are found locked up in pores distributed throughout vast layers of rock, like shale. So how do you get them out at a reasonable pace? Let’s look at a typical fracking setup for something like shale gas: You start with a deep, vertical well, drilling a hole down to the level of the shale you want to mine. The depth will vary, but just for example, one company claims its average fracking well depth is 7,700 feet. That’s deep: almost one and a half miles, or about 2.3 kilometers. When you’re at the right depth, you take a 90-degree turn and continue to drill horizontally, parallel to the target rock layer. This horizontal section of the well can also travel thousands of feet. Now here’s where the “fracturing” comes in. First, you open up holes in the horizontal section of the pipe. Then, you vigorously push a liquid cocktail known as fracking fluid down into the borehole under high pressure. This fracking fluid is usually a mixture of water, some chemical additives -- like acids to help dissolve the rock, and gels to thicken the fluid -- and finally, solid particles called proppants – we’ll get to those in a second. When the mixture reaches the horizontal section of the pipe, it bleeds out through the holes into the surrounding rock, and the extremely high pressure causes the rock to form tons of little fractures, or cracks. Through these cracks, the reserves of fossil fuels contained in the rock can escape into the well to be pumped back up to the surface. What once was entombed in ancient rock is now on the way to powering your car or heating the water for your next shower. And those proppants I mentioned, which are often just grains of sand, help “prop” the cracks in the rock open, so the Earth’s precious bodily fluids continue to escape into the well without the miners applying continuous pressure. So that’s how it works, but then there’s the entirely separate question of whether fracking is a good idea. It’s controversial in many parts of the world. Some people claim it consumes too much fresh water, and worry about what will be done with the fracking fluid after it’s been used. And some opponents wonder if it will create earthquakes, or cause chemical contaminants to leak into our groundwater. SOURCES: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking.htm/printable http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/how-hydraulic-fracturing-works/?ar_a=1 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/538082/shale http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladrocks.htm http://www.bfenvironmental.com/pdfs/ChK_-Hydraulic_Fracturing_Fact_Sheet.pdf
DNR to look at the environmental impact of sand mining
New mines are creating jobs in Wisconsin, but causes environmental concerns. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: http://www.wisn.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wisn12 Follow us: http://twitter.com/WISN12News Google+: http://plus.google.com/+WISN
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Webinar : Frac Sand Mining -  Fracking’s Hidden Connection to America’s Breadbasket
Among those familiar with fracking, many are not as familiar with frac sand mining -- the process by which industry removes, excavates, and processes silica sand for hydraulic fracturing across the country. Much of this activity is concentrated in the Midwest region of the U.S. and, consequently, impacts farmers and landowners in that region. Join Halt the Harm to learn from Frac Sand Sentinel's Pat Popple, dairy farmer and impacted landowner Ken Schmitt and FracTracker’s Ted Auch. The speakers spoke to issues locally in Wisconsin and beyond and also discuss the current ongoing debates on impacts to health, residents, and the environment by the industry.
Views: 102 Halt the Harm
MN Frac Sand Mining Hearing - full hearing
MN Frac Sand Mining Hearing - full hearing from The UpTake. Like this? Watch the latest episode of The UpTake on Blip! http://blip.tv/the-uptake/watch Here is an UpTake guide to the frac sand hearing held today by a joint meeting of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Environment Energy and the House Committee on Energy Policy. Video replay of the meeting above. Overview The first time that fracking has been on the Legislature?s agenda, today?s hearing is expected to draw busloads of opponents from counties along the Mississippi River Valley in southeastern Minnesota, where silica sand deposits have spurred a sudden growth in industrial sand mining. Alarmed by the transformation of southwestern Wisconsin into a pockmarked landscape of sand pits, Minnesotans began organizing grassroots resistance to industrial scale silica sand mining in 2011, demanding that local governments place a moratorium on new mines and processing. Mining interests have dismissed opponents as ill-informed Nimbys, while touting the jobs sand mining creates when silica sand is extracted, stockpiled, processed, and hauled off to America?s shale oil and gas fields. The particular quality of sand buried beneath the bluffs and fields in the upper Midwest is particularly prized for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. While that oil-extracting process in states such as North Dakota is controversial in itself, no fracking takes place in Minnesota. Citizen opposition stems from concerns over the health, safety and environmental implications peculiar to sand mining. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said in December that he expected fracking to be a ?huge? issue during this year?s legislative session and Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville), the chairman of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, said today?s hearing is meant for lawmakers to get a clear idea who has authority over the industry and who?s responsible for looking at the risks. Opponents want a state-imposed moratorium to replace several local moratoriums that expire soon or already have expired. Jim Gurley, a Winona, Minn., activist who has been a leader in the fight against frac sand mining, says a state moratorium is important because the large-scale environmental study opponents are seeking might take more than a year. Without a state moratorium, there will be little to stop the industry from moving ahead once the local roadblocks expire. The Players: Pro and Con At a meeting of the state Environmental Quality Board last September, the line was ?Jobs, jobs, jobs:? Frac sand mining proponents argue that an environmental review isn?t needed, and little has changed in the arguments advanced by the sand mining industry and its friends. Now, as then, silica sand mining advocates argue that they don?t need any additional regulation or supervision as digging up sand is already heavily regulated. New to the discussion are generous estimates of job creation from the Heartland Institute, a conservative anti-environmental think tank based in Chicago, and from the Minnesota Industrial Sand Council (MISC), a new mining lobby of the Aggregate and Ready-Mix Association of Minnesota. Recently, MISC hired Red Wing, Minn., Mayor Dennis Egan as its executive director, a controversial move criticized by mining opponents as inappropriate. Other lobbyists hired by MISC include civil engineer Kirsten Pauly. She spoke in support of the industry at the EQB meeting last fall; in January, KEYC-TV in Mankato, Minn., reported that Pauly presented the results of an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for Jordan Sands, which hopes to open a sand processing site in Lime Township near Mankato. Egan and others seek to be able to self-regulate and tout the use of voluntary ?best practices.? In addition to the ethical issues it raised, Egan?s new job bolstered one argument made by grassroots anti-sand activists: That the industry rewards local officials who support mining proposals. Moreover, lucrative ownership and annexation changes such as have been seen in Wisconsin cause mining opponents to warn that local permit protections can melt away suddenly. Health and safety concerns rank highest but aren?t the matters most residents say they worry about. Local property owners worry about the erosion of their property values as the enormous mines destroy working rural landscapes while truck and train traffic rumbles past their homes. Citizens in St. Charles, Minn., the gateway to Whitewater State Park, and small town tourist-mecca Lanesboro, Minn., fret about the impact on the tourism industry while farmers worry about water and soil contamination. Ponds holding silica sand slurry have burst in Wisconsin, contaminating surface water. Other opponents worry about groundwater and wellhead contamination. Citizen opponents are organized in groups such as Save The Bluffs in Goodhue County (Red Wing is the county seat) to the Houston County Protectors. The Land Stewardship Project, which maintains a field office in Lewiston
Views: 494 Michael McIntee
Environmentalists oppose new sand mining regulations
Some environmentalists say that a plan to regulate the sand mining industry after the cabinet approved a policy that classifies it as a mineral could attract huge investments which could, in turn, have negative effects. The ICT and National Guidance Minister Frank Tumwebaze announced this week that cabinet had approved a policy to classify sand, murram as minerals. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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Not Where It Is
Andy talks about the frac sand mine that was built next to his house.
Views: 1677 The Price of Sand
Our World Today 10/28/2013 Frac sand mining
Frac sand mining in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Joe Kruse, Jim Drost (mining and metallurgical engineer), and Mike Neaton discuss how silica sand mining affects us all.
Views: 90 Our World Today TV
Panel Discussion Examples of Negative Impacts of Frac Sand Mining Our Communities
Panel Members: Jody McIlrath - Moderator Lenny Shier, Village New Auburn - Coping with Quality of Life Issues Ken Schmitt, Town of Howard - Sand Mining and Family Farm Concerns Travis Mossman, Trempealeau County - Outdoor and Tourism Impacts of Mining Forrest Nutter - Law Enforcement and the Effects of Mining Jim Drost, Mining/Metallurgy - Developing a Plan for Reporting Mining Violations Pam Schaefer, MEA Attorney - Freedom of Information Act, Moratoria, Annexations and More
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In this session, "Transportation Impacts of Sand Mining," Will Cronin discusses how sand mining affects local and statewide transportation.
Smell the Dirt
When a frac sand mine moves in, will it affect property values? Read Dr. Power's new study of the industry here: http://www.iatp.org/documents/the-economic-benefits-and-costs-of-frac-sand-mining-in-west-central-wisconsin Thomas Power received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University He is a research professor at Montana State University, where he served as Chairman of the Economics Department and taught for 40 years. He is an expert in the field of Natural Resource and Regional Economics, has authored six books, and has testified before state and federal regulatory agencies. More information on Dr. Power can be found at: www.powerconsulting.com
Views: 305 The Price of Sand
Dust Kills
Last week, a short letter to the editor appeared in the Red Wing newspaper. The writer, Ina Christofferson, lost her husband to silicosis, one of the diseases caused by silica dust. Ina said, "I just feel the need to respond to silica mining." Here's her story.
Views: 1987 The Price of Sand
The strength and durability of concrete is impacted if there is a high silt content in sand. This is why it’s extremely important to test the sand for silt. Watch our video to find out how to measure the silt content in sand.
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Silica Exposure
This video shows how breathing in silica dust can cause permanent damage to your lungs.
Views: 2690 WorkSafeAtHome
The Danger of Silica Dust
Silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos. Heavy and prolonged exposure to RCS can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases. HSE commissioned estimates it was responsible for the death of over 500 construction workers in 2005. In addition to the risks from lung cancer, silica is also linked to other serious lung diseases: Silicosis can cause severe breathing problems and increases the risk of lung infections. Silicosis usually follows exposure to RCS over many years, but extremely high exposures can cause acute silicosis more quickly. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases including bronchitis and emphysema. It results in severe breathlessness, prolonged coughing and chronic disability. It can be very disabling and is a leading cause of death. Around 4000 deaths are estimated annually due to COPD resulting from past workplace exposures in the past. Construction workers are a significant at risk group within this. This is why it is important to make sure you have the correct dust management system in place on site. At Addex Group we offer a range of Dustblocker machines which clear 99% of the dust. Visit our website for more information: http://addex-group.com/en/ourbrands/maxvac/dustblocker-500/
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Dr. Michael McCawley: Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particles from Surface Mining - March 28, 2015
Dr. Michael McCawley's presentation " Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines", filmed on March 28, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Charleston, West Virginia. Hosted by the Kanawha Forest Coalition http://www.kanawhaforestcoalition.org http://www.facebook.com/kanawhaforestcoalition "Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines: An Evidence-Based Foundation for Policy Development" Dr. McCawley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He received his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from New York University. Dr. McCawley spent over 27 years as a Public Health Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, studying miners’ health, occupational respiratory disease, aerosol measurement and ultrafine particles. While there he worked on projects concerning exposure to wood dust, volcanic ash, diesels, coal mine dust, silica and beryllium. He retired from the US Public Health Service in 2001. He has taught at WVU since 1979, with primary interests in air pollution, aerosols and occupational health. He has developed air sampling equipment and a pulmonary function test. Recently, he has been working on issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and mountain top mining.
Wisconsin's sand mining boom
Rich Budinger, president of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, says hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is driving the high demand for Wisconsin sand.
Views: 167 WISN 12 News
Rural Areas Should Expect To Smell Bad Says Sen. Rosen
Potentially environmentally hazardous dust and bad smells are just "inconveniences" that people living in rural areas should expect to put up with because they live in a farm area. So says Minnesota State Senator Julie Rosen (R). She made the comments as Minnesota considers more stringent regulations for frac sand mining and transportation. The mining industry is regulated by a patchwork of weak local laws that have proven no match for the boom in silica sand mining that fuels the fracking for oil in nearby North Dakota. Transcript: It just seems like every time thereapos;s an issue, and whether itapos;s a transmission line coming through, now itapos;s silica sand, or itapos;s maybe some feedlot regulation? this is agriculture. People live in agricultural land. They have to expect the smells, the dust and the inconveniences and their roads beat up because that is what happens. (Crowd moans) Mr. Chair? See all episodes of The UpTake http://blip.tv/the-uptake#EpisodeArchive Visit The UpTake's series page http://blip.tv/the-uptake
Views: 794 Michael McIntee
Silica in Construction: From Danger to Safety
Silica is not harmful, unless disturbed. Then, the dust created by cutting, drilling, or otherwise manipulating silica in construction can be very deadly, indeed. After knowing about the potential harm to humans caused by silica for centuries, finally in 2016, the Dept. of Labor passed a new standard to control how people work with silica.
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In this session, "Ancient Geology and the Roots of Sand Mining," expert Luke Kramer explains its environmental effects on ancient geology.
Silicon dioxide
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica , is a chemical compound that is a dioxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO2. It has been known since ancient times. Silica is most commonly found in nature as quartz, as well as in various living organisms, Silica is one of the most complex and most abundant families of materials, existing both as several minerals and being produced synthetically. Notable examples include fused quartz, crystal, fumed silica, silica gel, and aerogels. Applications range from structural materials to microelectronics to components used in the food industry. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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How Does A Quarry Affect The Environment?
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Frac Sand Mines Threaten Local Communities
October 24, 2013 - Town of Pepin board member and chair of the Pepin Plan Commission Bruce Johnson testified against SB 349, a proposal to prohibit local units of government from protecting their communities against the harmful effects of frac sand mining.
Views: 208 Rebecca Kemble
Crystalline Silica & Respirable Exposures in Construction
In September of 2017, enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the construction industry’s new respirable crystalline silica standard is scheduled to begin. According to the agency, this final rule was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring materials and industrial products. OSHA reports that approximately 2.3 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces. These workers include 2 million in construction who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Before enforcement of the new rule, OSHA published estimates that more than 840,000 of the 2 million construction workers were likely being exposed to silica levels exceeding the new permissible exposure limit (PEL). The new standard reduces the permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. The new rule also requires employers to: • Use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure • Provide respirators when engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure • Limit worker access to high exposure areas • Develop a written exposure control plan • Offer medical exams to highly exposed workers • Train workers on silica risks and how to limit exposures • Keep records of exposures and medical exams These are just a few things to know about occupational exposure risks to respirable crystalline silica for construction workers. To learn more about this or other industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, building science, environmental, health or safety issues, please visit the websites shown below. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com
Views: 2181 Paul Cochrane
Frac Sand Mining is the Rez-ification of Wisconsin
October 24, 2013 - Ho Chunk Nation legislator David Greendeer testified against SB 349, a proposal to prohibit local units of government from protecting their communities against the harmful effects of frac sand mining.
Views: 262 Rebecca Kemble
Families Called "Collateral Damage" in Frac Sand Mining District
FULL verbatim interview @ http://www.WIvoices.org Brenda Tabor-Adams provides inside details about life inside a frac sand mining district in rural Wisconsin. She explains the frustration of dealing with "stacked" town and county boards who have labeled her family "collateral damage" in the rush for sand. She describes dealings with pro-sand lawyers, the underfunded and understaffed DNR, mining companies and also feels abandoned by the government. Brenda claims that those left in the frac sand mining district, because they have been unable to sell their property, have been "thrown under the bus" by the push to deregulate the Wisconsin public policies in favor of mining interests.
Views: 933 WIVoicesTV
Uganda: Rights at Risk in New Mining Region
(Kampala, February 3, 2014) – Uganda’s nascent mining industry could do more harm than good for indigenous people unless the government makes reforms and mining companies start respecting rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Uganda’s government has promoted private investment in mining in the remote northeastern Karamoja region to bring economic development, but should implement reforms to respect the rights of indigenous people to determine how their lands are used. http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/03/uganda-rights-risk-new-mining-region
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Who's Protecting Us?
Excerpt from "The Price of Sand", a one-hour documentary film about the frac sand mining boom in the Midwest. www.thepriceofsand.com
Views: 1046 The Price of Sand
Blasting @ Wedron Silica
September 24th, 2013
Views: 323 Matthew Wilson
River sand and stones for illegal construction work along Ganga river
Sand mining and river bed stone collection are both illegal in India. They deprive the river of its natural course of flow, and create pockets and gaps that then harbour monsoon flood waters and then lead to irregularities in its flow. Sand is sold to local constructions through a network-nexus of local mafia goons and politicians and high returns are made by them, despite this being outlawed and illegal in India. This footage is part of the broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 150, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on 4K, 200 fps slow motion, Full HD, HDCAM 1080i High Definition, Alexa and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube www.youtube.com/wildfilmsindia for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience. Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and [email protected] To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WildFilmsIndia Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildernessFilmsIndiaLimited Website: www.wildfilmsindia.com
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Join in the Fight to Protect MN From Frac Sand Mining - Sign LSP's Petition by April 22
Lynn Schoen, of Wabasha wants you to know how frac sand mining will harm her community and why it's time to sign the petition to protect MN from frac sand mining right now.
Views: 95 LSPNow
Small town residents at odds over frac sand mining
The frac sand mining debate has made its way to Trempealeau County. A land owner in the town of hale wants to use his land for sand mining but not everyone agrees.
Views: 255 WKBT TV
CAPITOL REPORT: Balancing Mining and Environmental Interests
The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources will face growing challenges balancing the protection of Minnesota's resources with the desire for economic growth. Southeastern Minnesota provides the greatest opportunity for silica sand mining, and DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr talks with Julie about steps the agency is taking to secure the proper balance. Senator Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, sponsored legislation during the 2013 legislative session that would have imposed a state moratorium on future silica sand mining in Minnesota. In the end, local government's could extend moratoriums for two years, and state agencies were charged with overseeing mining permits. He joins Julie to review the legislation and offer his views on the future of silica sand mining and its impact on Minnesota resources and industry. In other State Capitol action, the state is creating an online website, to be operational October 1st, 2013, that will aid in the search and purchase of health insurance. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner James Schowalter provides several answers about the future workings of Minnesota's health exchange, known as MNsure. Finally, highlights of action this week by the State Capitol Preservation Committee that endorse the first major interior renovation of the State Capitol.
Regulating Sand and Gravel Mining: Lessons From Michigan CM LAW
2012-02-29 Presenters: Mark Wyckoff, Richard K. Norton and Trudy Galla As with many mineral resources, planning for extraction and regulating sand and gravel mining is a difficult challenge. The private property rights of those with sand and gravel resources are pitted against those of neighbors, who may have to bear the negative impacts while receiving none of the financial benefits. There are a number broader community issues at stake as well including: ensuring provision of sand and gravel for building and road projects; concerns over exclusionary zoning; and regulating development according to a comprehensive plan. This session is a case study about Kasson Township in Leelanau County, Michigan. Kasson Township sits on a huge sand and gravel reserve. The case study traces: controversy from reactive zoning battles twenty years ago over regulation of extraction activities, through voter referenda and lawsuits, to; a proactive approach involving a mineral inventory and planning for mineral extraction, by means of a new gravel mining zoning district; followed by legal challenges all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court where invalidation of an earlier court-made rule favoring mineral extraction occurred; and then less than one year later to state legislative action to restore the mineral extraction-favoring rule by state law; and now back to local conflict over regulating extraction. The webinar explains a number of legal principles in the context of sand and gravel mining. It demonstrates both the importance of zoning based on sound planning and how widespread failure to reign in sprawl can undermine a community's ability to provide for extraction of mineral resources where they are located.
Views: 900 PlanningWebcast
Silicosis & Crystalline Silica
Silica exposure remains a serious threat to close to several million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunneling. Exposure also occurs during many different construction activities and some manufacturing processes. Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen. Silicosis is a disease of the lungs due to the breathing of dust containing crystalline silica particles. This dust can cause fibrosis or scar tissue formations in the lungs that reduce the lung's ability to work to extract oxygen from the air.
Views: 3844 Paul Cochrane
Silicosis Affects Families 1996 OSHA
Sadly, the effort to update OSHA's silica dust regulation, first issued in 1971, is not done more than 15 years after this campaign began. Each year, more than 250 American workers die with silicosis. Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can cause scar tissue to form in the lungs, which reduces the lungs ability to extract oxygen from the air we breathe. Inhalation of crystalline silica, the second most common mineral in the earth's crust, can lead to chronic, accelerated or acute silicosis and is associated with bronchitis and tuberculosis. Some studies also indicate an association with lung cancer. Those who remove paint and rust from buildings, bridges, tanks and other surfaces; clean foundry castings; mine through rock; crush stone or work with clay; etch or frost glass; and work in construction are among those at risk of overexposure to crystalline silica. The earliest recorded cases of silicosis date back to the first century A.D. In the mid 1930s, labor secretary Frances Perkins launched a nationwide effort to tackle the problem of silicosis. For more information on silicosis and its prevention, go to the NIOSH silica webpage at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/. For more on this multi-organizational campaign, go to http://www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/silicacrystalline/index.html. This clip is from a press video for the 1996 national public education campaign, If It's Silica, It's Not Just Dust, to prevent silicosis. The Labor Department launched the silicosis prevention effort jointly with the American Lung Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The entire video is available at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Views: 282 markdcatlin
Fracking Creates Sand Boom
The process of Fracking requires a great amount of sand and therefore the sand market quite substantially.
Views: 141 Dukascopy TV (EN)
Mesothelioma and Cancer in Taconite Mines
April 23, 2013 - Iron County Board members ask GTac staff questions forwarded by their constituents. GTac has no real answers, and Iron County Board members don't push for any. Link to the University of Minnesota study here: http://taconiteworkers.umn.edu
Views: 473 Penokee MineInfo
Silica: Find Experienced Legal Representation, Lawyers, Atto
Video in which Brent Coon discusses his experiences representing those who have been exposed to silica, from LegalView.com: Information on class action lawsuits, class action attorneys, and more from http://www.bcoonlaw.com and http://www.legalview.com.
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Fracking Farmhouse - Concerned Health professionals of NY Compendium
David Kestevens outlines the contents of the newly released (March 2018) 'Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking'. Download here: http://concernedhealthny.org/compendium/ The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (the Compendium) is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking. The Compendium is organized to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large. In addition, the Compendium is complemented by a fully searchable, near-exhaustive citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to shale gas and oil extraction, the Repository for Oil and Gas Energy Research, that was developed by PSE Healthy Energy and which is housed on its website (https://www.psehealthyenergy.org/our-work/shale-gas-research-library/). For this fifth edition of the Compendium, as prior ones, we collected and compiled findings from three sources: articles from peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals; investigative reports by journalists; and reports from, or commissioned by, government agencies. Peer-reviewed articles were identified through databases such as PubMed and Web of Science, and from within the PSE Healthy Energy database. Our entries briefly describe studies that document harm, or risk of harm, associated with fracking and summarize the principal findings. The studies and investigations referenced in the dated entries catalogued in Compilation of Studies & Findings are current through December 2017. In our review of the data, seventeen compelling themes emerged; these serve as the organizational structure of the Compendium. Readers will notice the ongoing upsurge in reported problems and health impacts, making each section top-heavy with recent data. The Compendium focuses on topics most closely related to the public health and safety impacts of unconventional gas and oil drilling and fracking. We also include in this edition a section on risks from fracking infrastructure that focuses on compressor stations, pipelines, silica sand mining operations, natural gas storage facilities, and, for the first time, the manufacture and transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Given the rapidly expanding body of evidence related to the harms and risks of unconventional oil and gas extraction, we plan to continue revising and updating the Compendium approximately every year. It is a living document, housed on the websites of Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Read more about the process and scope of our work in the “About this Report” and the “Foreword to the Fifth Edition” sections of the Compendium.
Let's talk about sand: Denis Delestrac at TEDxBarcelona
Denis Delestrac made his debut in non-fiction filmmaking in 2001 and signed a number of hits including IMAX blockbuster "Mystery of the Nile" and "Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space", his first feature documentary. His latest feature documentary, "Sand Wars" is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In his talk he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up. Our perception is that the ressource sand will always be available for us but thanks to his investigations we realize that this is not true and that sooner or later we will be running out of sand - and consequently won´t have beaches anymore. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Fracking Hell [& secret mining ?]
A collection of YouTube video about fracking. Mostly from LinkTV.org / Earth Focus. [for educational purposes only] Fracking technology has a potential use for underground mining, using different chemical cocktails such as arsenic for gold and other heavy metals. Mining unseen, and unobjected to, because unknown though highly toxic. There may be no superfund cleanup for this type of contamination, several miles down, or out under your land or lands of others nearby. [It's your future, and your childrens. Think about the potential dangers remaining after the Oil is gone and these Mines] "Become a good Ancestor"
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Twin Mountain
Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers, Inc. is non-profit watershed protection group that is focused on the Ozark Mountains region of North Central Arkansas. These tail-water rivers are extraordinarily beautiful and some of the best trout fishing streams in the world. Our goal is to protect them and give a voice to local folks who love them, although they are national rivers. Because of the demand for silica sand used in hydrolic fracing for gas in the Fayetteville Shale, mining industries plan to remove the top of this mountain, using large amounts of precious water to clean the sand. These mines could affect aquifers, tributaries, ground water and ultimately these rivers. If this must be done, we think it should be done in a way that that protects local citizens and these rivers as well. We hope you agree. Learn more about the origins of the song and download a free copy at (link to page about song) If you want to help, please consider making a donation to our Defense Fund. As the song says "Before you start digging, would you just stop and think." Learn more at www.friendsoftherivers.org
Views: 572 Michael Tipton
From sand to silicon
How silicon wafers for microelectronics are made from sand.
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Take a trip from R&R frac sand mine using 88 to Highway 35.
They want to run hundreds of truck-trips every day on this road... Highway 88 - No guard rails, steep drop, no shoulder.
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Case Study:  Terry the former stoneworker suffering with silicosis
Dr David Fishwick interviews Terry who suffers from silicosis after being exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) at work. Terry worked for over 30 years with different types of stone. He has worked with marble and in recent years with sandstone containing 90% crystalline silica. He has developed silicosis – a serious respiratory condition that will almost certainly shorten his life after breathing in RCS. Silicosis can develop in workers exposed to RCS in a number of industries including construction, stone working, quarrying, brick making and ceramics.

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