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Life on the Side of an Unpaved Road

In Dust Control, Gravel Roads, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

The Stories and Science Behind the Plague of Fugitive Gravel Road Dust Google “residents complain about road dust” and you’ll get over 17 million results, with lists of local news articles citing community complaints about the detrimental effect of gravel road dust.  If you’re a county or municipal official who has anything to do with county or township road management, …

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A Prison of Dust — the Impact of Unpaved County and Township Roads on Rural Communities

In Dust Control, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

For rural towns in Alaska and Canada, unpaved roads present a tangible threat to the very community itself. Residents are, in some places, literally confined to their houses during particularly dry seasons. Fugitive dust from unpaved roads shuts down tourism, affecting the local economy. It causes damage to vehicles, therefore requiring more repairs, increasing the financial burden on families. And the …

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How Midwest’s MineKleen Program Saved One Mine Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars Per Year in Underground Mine Dust Suppression

In Dust Control, Mine & Quarry by Bob Vitale

A major North American non-ferrous underground metal mining company was using a commercial dust suppression product to suppress dust in their underground mine. Per mine management, this product was not meeting their needs, usage was much higher than they wanted and the costs (approximately $650,000 annually) were not meeting their expectations. The chemical product that was then being used had …

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Understanding Fugitive Dust Pollution – And Why Controlling It Is a Good Investment

In Construction, Dust Control, Environment, Gravel Roads, Gravel Runway, Industrial Facilities, Mine & Quarry, Parks & Recreation, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Safety, Soil Stabilization, Surface Management, Transportation, Unpaved Roads by Bob Vitale

Both PM10 and PM2.5 fugitive dust pollution create or aggravate serious health conditions, especially in vulnerable populations like kids and the elderly.