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Podcast on the environmental and health impacts of sand mining

What Happens in the Wake of Frac Sand’s Boom and Bust?

While this podcast episode on the ecological and health effects of sand mining for fracking operations takes place in Wisconsin, many of the impacts described concerning sand extraction are applicable here in Southeastern Massachusetts. This episode explores the consequences for Wisconsin’s communities and landscapes that are rich in “good sand.” Sand mining brings countless negative economic, ecological, and health impacts; however, local grassroots organizing can be successful in stopping this harmful activity.

Companies such as A.D. Makepeace continue their sand operations to the detriment of communities, ecosystems, biodiversity, water, and our planet.

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