environmental impact of mining silica

Sand mining

The major environmental impacts associated with silicon derive from its mining Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the basic process whereby silicon is prepared from silicon dioxide, but this is a negligible source of atmospheric carbon, compared to the amount generated by combustion of fossil fuels...

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Frac Sand Health and Environmental Impacts

Wisconsinites and Minnesotans (the two states producing most of the frac sand) who live around frac sand mining, processing and transportation facilities are concerned about the long term impacts of their exposure to silica dust As a result, some local governments have enacted bans and moratoria Mining puts water at risk...

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