Resource List

This resource list is not intended to be all-inclusive and will be a work-in-progress. It should be assumed that a good faith effort has been made to include credible resources from multiple viewpoints.

We are open to reviewing credible sources you suggest and encourage you to make use of the community services offered by area public and university libraries (see contact information at the end of this list). Please send credible information to Lori Miller by email at or by mail to 407 S. 2nd Street, PO Box 517, Alma, WI  54610.

A copy of all the resources available below is also available for viewing at the front desk in the Department of Health and Human Services (courthouse-3rd floor).

This list was last updated on June, 2015.


Silica (Frac) Sand Mining, WI Department of Natural Resources

Air Quality Monitoring, WI DNR

Silica – NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NIOSH Hazard Review: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), April 2002

OSHA-NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 2012

OSHA Fact Sheet—Crystalline Silica Exposure

Ambient Levels and Noncancer Health Effects of Inhaled Crystalline and Amorphous Silica, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), November 1996

National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter: Proposed Rule, June 2012

Crystalline Silica Primer, US Department of the Interior, 1992

Non-Metallic Mining and Processing in Dunn County: Environmental Impacts and Regulatory Analysis With Recommendations to Improve Industry Oversight, Dunn County, April 23, 2012

United States Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Mine Data Retrieval System, Data on EOG Resources, Inc. in Chippewa Falls, WI. Search by mine ID (ID# 4703624), click on “health samples” then “Get Report.”

Response Letter from DNR and DHS to WALHDAB 072512

Professional Journals
Exposure-response analysis and risk assessment for silica and silicosis mortality in a pooled analysis of six cohorts, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Volume 59 (11), November 2002

Extended Analysis of the American Cancer Society Study of Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality (Synopsis)

Risk of Nonaccidental and Cardiovascular Mortality in Relation to Long-term Exposure to Low Concentrations of Fine Particulate Matter (note: a free account with Medscape must be created to view the article)

"Lidar Characterization of Crystalline Silica Generation and Gravel Plant" article in Journal of Hazardous Materials

"Airborne Respirable Silica Near a Sand and Gravel Facility in Central CA" article in Environmental Science & Technology

Professional Organizations
Critical Review, "Health Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution"
Critical Review Discussion, "Health Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution"

Crispin Pierce, UW-Eau Claire Associate Professor of Environmental Public Health, presentations


Dunn County’s Planning, Resources, and Development Committee Recommends 3-month Extension to Moratorium Set to Expire at end of July-The Dunn County News, June 26, 2012

Northern Wisconsin Sand Mining Boom Includes New Jobs, New Problems-Wisconsin State Journal, December 11, 2011

Northern Wisconsin Sand Mining Boom Includes New Jobs, New Problems-Wisconsin State Journal, December 11, 2011

Board of Adjustment Meeting news coverage from July 24, 2012, Kare 11 News

Chippewa Falls Monitoring Analysis, Jeff Falk, May 28, 2012

Health Impact Project Grants


UW-Eau Claire - McIntyre Library:

Winona State University - Darrell W. Krueger Library:

  • Library
  • Campus Map
  • Check out materials by getting free courtesy card for community members (with photo ID and enrollment form).
  • Separate bank of computers for community members, limited to 2 hours daily.
  • On-site access to additional databases and journal article searching.
  • Cards and instructions available at the circulation desk

Alma Public Library
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30am – 7pm

312 N Main St, Alma WI 54610

Mondovi Public Library
Mon & Wed 9-6
l Tues & Thurs 1-8 l Fri 12-3 lSat 9-Noon
146 W Hudson St, Mondovi WI 54755