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Do a little, save a lot!

Did you know that the average adult breathes about 20,000 times each day and that both children and the elderly face a greater risk of being affected by air pollution, as do people with heart, respiratory or other ailments. Our daily use of electricity and fuel contributes to air pollution. That means the choices we make every day can directly affect air quality and our health.

Clean Air Tip of the Week

For the week of November 16, 2014:
“What is fracking?” "Is 'fracking’ happening in Wisconsin?" "Why do I keep hearing about frac-sand mining?" Currently in Wisconsin, there is no hydrofracking [exit DNR] taking place, but due to the increase of hydrofracking in other parts of the country, sand mining in our state has grown in the last few years. Companies in Wisconsin do mine sand, especially sand of a specific size particle found largely in the western part of our state. Industrial sand mines must follow the same requirements as other nonmetallic mining operations in Wisconsin, including obtaining necessary air and water permits and following state reclamation laws. Visit DNR's new industrial sand mine interactive map to locate active and inactive mines around Wisconsin.

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Last revised: Tuesday November 11 2014