Intro to nonmetallic mining and common potential problems, with specific intros to silica mining (note: silica mining NAICS code: 212322) and to coal mining-- such as, most do not have to report TRI, but do have to obtain air permits; mention NAAQS. Visual aid to help explain types of emissions and pathways of exposure.
Airborne compounds that may be associated with mining: Particulate Matter (including silica, coal dust, and combustion aerosols from mining product transport)
[make links to various chemicals that might be used like cyanide or degreasers?]
Water-related issues associated with nonmetallic mining operations: www.publiclab.org/wiki/water/nonmetallicmining.
Land-related issues associated with nonmetallic mining operations: www.publiclab.org/wiki/land/nonmetallicmining.
Learn about communities addressing environmental concerns associated with nonmetallic mining: www.publiclab.org/wiki/peopleandplaces#wisconsin.
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