Potential Health Risks from Silica Sand Quarries
Dust from a silica sand quarry will be emitted into the atmosphere. Once in the atmosphere, it cannot be contained. Dust is silica dust. It can affect a natural spread of 750 metres radius. Wind will carry a further span.
Environmental Specialists advise "the proposed development could be a significant source of dust emissions with the potential to impact on the health and amenity of sensitive human receptors surrounding the existing site..." Amey Plc.
Even with non-consolidated rock, grinding from diggers and extraction will emit dust (silica dust) into the air.
Silica dust contains RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA - silent growth emerges after a number of years into LUNG CANCER, SILICOSIS and other respirable diseases.
Is SILICA SAND the new ASBESTOS?