Mines have been an environmental health hazard for years and years. WEHN works with local environmental groups to bring awareness on the impact of mining to human health.
Silica, a fine particle dust that is the result of construction work and frac sand mining, is a dangerous inhalant, causing cancer. The regulations have FINALLY caught up with the science. Read the full article.
An additional article and webcast from our very own Wisconsin Public Radio, touches on some more specifics about how the new rule will affect industries in places like Wisconsin, with frac sand mining.