Economic Impact

Environmental Concerns

Learning from Others

  • Story from Minnesota Public Radio on a spill from a holding pond at a silica sand mine in Grantsburg, WI.  The spill went unnoticed by mine employees for days and dumped unknown amounts of processing water and sand into the St. Croix River
  • Short piece from Wisconsin Watch that details the many violations of environmental regulations by frac sand mines around the Midwest.  Check out the map showing the locations of these mines, including, the violations at the Pattison Mine loading facility in Prairie du Chien, WI


Public Health

  • Article by Dr. Wayne Feyereisn, a doctor of internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic, about the potential public health risks associated with silica sand mining