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In today’s episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Audrey Boerner from the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health Inc. joins research fellow Isaac Orr to talk about the safety of frac sand mining.
Is frac sand mining safe? Audrey Boerner recently authored an extensive, 94-page report identifying potential impacts of frac sand mining and public health in Western Wisconsin. This extensive report examines air quality, water quality and quantity, as well as potential impacts from restoring mined land to non-mining uses (such as agriculture or prairie environments) and quality of life issues.
This scientific, data-driven report found that human health is unlikely to be affected by impacts from air or water quality, and that stress associated from changing land use –similar to Not In My Backyard– sentiments can cause some health-related issues.