marlokeno 13 research notes and 13 wiki edits | Joined over 5 years ago

I found out about Public Lab while trying to get public & regulators' attention to a train that leaked ~30,000 gallons of oil along the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge in February of 2014, winter of the polar vortex. The spill stretched at least 30 miles, along the Refuge's Upper Pools 4 & 5. Despite the 50 photos I took, and documentation of the USFWS, nothing happened. Documenting, researching & photographing the environmental impact of events, especially mines, in Western Wisconsin & neighboring Minnesota is my passion. This passion started in 2011 when a sand mine was proposed in Eau Claire county, where I live. I decided to photograph before & after photos of mines. This has turned into an enormous and difficult, in fact impossible project. More than 100 mines in Wisconsin is more than I ever imagined-. Since then, I have photographed, including 3 aerial shoots, documented, researched, and spoken at public hearings for mine permitting, etc.

In addition, I am a member of Eau Claire County Groundwater Advisory Committee.

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"This is a wonderful overview-I'm going to have to read it more than once to grasp all of this. I wonder if you could explain more for me as a non-..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Markdown: I've been asking and spending a lot of time looking up stuff. Looking for info on the potential of a potentiometer: source- chemist w. ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
"Markdowm Sorry about that. By the way, the subtitle of the article is The hardest DIY project ever." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"What if, in constructing some algorithm to count silica particles, you used a GIMP or photoeditor threshhold editor on the image? The silica would ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
""Markdown" I'm wondering if silica can be separated from other micro or nano-particulates by dissolving all particles in a solution or series of so..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Markdown stray related concern: I remember reading-sorry I can't remember the source-that some pharmaceutical companies were attaching the pharma m..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Markdown In order to measure particles in sand mine areas of W. Wisconsin/ SE Minn., I noticed from a google/NASA map today that average wind spee..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"2 I am concerned about sub 2.5 micron particles of silica, particles the size of nanoparticles or close to it. Here's a reference to nanotech expo..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Great work, Matthew, and great job leading dusthack in Menomonie. I'm concerned that the chair of the geology dept. at UW-Eau Claire is claiming t..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"I have lots of photos of mines, most in Chippewa, Eau Claire, and Trempealeau county. Every time I photograph on the ground, I meet security. They ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
"I will be attending! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
"Sure- I'm slow with photos these days; when the malware destroyed my computer, I got the files back ok; but I lost my indexing stuff. Redoing that ..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
"It might be easier if I uploaded them to google. I've sent some to local activists and the CCC website folks. It'll take me a little bit to get the..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
"Sadly, no progress. In May, malware infested my computer, and, when I started removing the malware, it destroyed my files-and also put passwords on..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
"It's nearly impossible to separate the effects of irrigation hi-cap wells from the silica wash plants. Also, withdrawing large amounts of water for..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
"Markdown Matthew, outstanding! I have some good aerial shots of the Augusta site from 08/2013, please let me know if they would help your projec..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
"Markdown liz and warren, I took those photos Friday afternoon, February 7, in Weaver MN. The railroad has acknowledged that there was a spill; I've..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
"Markdown: An oil train, presumed to be full of bakken Oil, spilled on tracks between Red Wing and Winona MN along the Mississippi River. I photogra..." | Read more » over 5 years ago


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