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De Berardis  et al. (2007) Airborne silica levels in an urban area. Sci Total Environ. 2007 Sep 1;382(2-3):251-8. Epub 2007 Jun 5.

DNR (2011) Analysis and Preliminary Determination for the Construction Permit for the Proposed Construction of A Sand Drying Plant and Industrial Sand Mine and Analysis and Preliminary Determination For The Operation Permit For A Sand Drying Plant And Industrial Sand Mine for Superior Silica Sands Llc, to be Located at SE 1/4 Of The Se ¼, Section 35, T32n, R10w,Town Of  Dovre, Barron County, Wisconsin and sw Corner Of Hwy DD And Cth 64 town Of Howard, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

DNR (2009) Analysis and Preliminary Determination For The Construction Permit for The Proposed Construction of A Sand Processing Plant And Industrial Sand Mine and analysis and Preliminary Determination for the Operation Permit For A Sand Processing Plant And Industrial Sand Mine for Canadian Sand and Proppants, Inc.,To Be Located At1425 County Highway S, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, and 42nd Street/55th Street/County Trunk Highway B town Of Howard, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

EPA (1996) Ambient Levels and Non-cancer Health Effects of Inhaled Crystalline and Amorphous Silica: Health Issue Assessment. EPA/600/R-95/115 (1996).

Myers (2010) Status Report to the Natural Resources Board: Silica Study: http://dnr.wi.gov/air/pdf/DraftForPublicComment-SilicaStudyStatusReport.pdf

NIOSH (2008) Silicosis: Number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted mortality rates, U.S. residents age 15 and over, 1968-1992:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/96-134/pdfs/96-134e.pdf

OEHHA (2005): State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment February 2005 CHRONIC TOXICITY SUMMARY ,SILICA (CRYSTALLINE, RESPIRABLE): http://www.oehha.ca.gov/air/chronic_rels/pdf/SILICAcREL_FINAL.pdf

Pope III et al. (2002) Lung Cancer, Cardiopulmonary Mortality, and Long-term Exposure
to Fine Particulate Air Pollution.JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 3/6/2002, Vol. 287 Issue 9, p1132, 10p, 2 charts, 5 graphs Author(s): Pope III, C. Arden; Burnett, Richard T.; Thun, Michael J.; Calle, Eugenia E.; Krewski, Daniel; Ito, Kazuhiko; Thurston, George D.  http://burningissues.org/car-www/medical_effects/cancer/pope-jama-2002.htm

Ruble and Goldsmith (1997) Ambient PM10 emissions: contributions and impact on silica emissions. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. 1997 Jul-Sep;7(3):327-44.

Smathers, Jason (2011) Sand mining surges in Wisconsin, (http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2011/07/31/sand-mining-surges-in-wisconsin/)

Shiraki R, Holmén BA. (2002). Airborne respirable silica near a sand and gravel facility in central California: XRD and elemental analysis to distinguish source and background quartz.

Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee (2010).  Draft Approved Conditions in addition to Standard Non-Metallic Mining Conditions for Winn Bay Sand LLP.

Trzepla-Nabaglo K, Shiraki R, Holmén BA. (2006) J Hazard Mater. Apr 30;132(1):14-25. Lidar characterization of crystalline silica generation and transport from a sand and gravel plant.

World Health Organization (2000) Crystalline silica, quartz. Concise International Chemical Assessment Document 24.

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