Stuart C Schmitz, M.S, P.E, Environmental Toxicologist, Division of Environmental Health, Iowa Department of Public Health. He received his MS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and is a registered professional Chemical Engineer. He has worked in the environmental field since 1984. He worked in the past for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and has been with the Iowa Department of Public Health since 2004. He has also worked as a private environmental consultant.
This letter has been prepared as a consultation to evaluate the potential of public health impacts from the operation of the Pattison Sand Company mine located near the Mississippi River and just south of Clayton, Iowa. This consultation is addresses concerns expressed by residents living near the mine site.