For a preview of why Frac-Sand Mining is an issue in Wisconsin, please first refer to the FAQs Tab where an intro the the question of why this mining is a problem for us is presented. Then return to this link where we will post a great deal of information and ways you can become informed! We are just creating this site, working very hard, and will add more each day! Thank for your patience!
If you have two hours, please spend them watching this video of a lecture by Crispin Pierce, Ph.D., of UWEC and Michael McCawley, Ph.D. of UWV dealing with health impacts of ultra-fine particles generated by mining (sand mining and mountaintop removal). IT IS WORTH THE TIME YOU WILL SPEND ON IT!!!!!! Click Here.
Here is the Department of Natural Resources 2012 report on frac sand mining in the state. It is an interesting historical document available for download: Click here.
Wisconsin-Watch.org Map of Wisconsin Frac-Sand Mines and other fun stuff! This is also a quick ONE PAGE REFERENCE.
Here is a link to a somewhat longer video on sand mining and the morality of what it is doing. Dr. Donovan Hommen: Our Moralities and Frac Sand Mining - What is the Right Thing to Do?
WHAT CAN CITIZENS DO TO PROTECT THEIR COMMUNITIES FROM DANGERS OF SAND-MINING ACTIVITIES? CLICK HERE for HELPFUL GUIDE BY MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES
This is a Northern Michigan site more concerned with METALLIC MINING that may be of interest to our friends concerned with mining in Oneida County.
And finally, the best all round site, www.fractracker.org for end to end reviews - maps, pictures, articles and analysis of the whole mess from mines to wells!