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Silica Sands of Minnesota - files.dnr.state.mn.us

sand has been mined in the Upper Midwest for over a century. Uses for this resource include a variety of prod-ucts and applications like glass-making, abrasives, bed-ding for livestock, golf course sand traps, and frac sand. Over the past decade, a sharp increase in demand for sili-ca sand corresponded with a rapid expansion of shale oil

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DNR investigating western Wisconsin frac sand mine spill ...

Aug 07, 2019 · MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the spill occurred Saturday at the 670-acre Wisconsin Proppants Hixton mine in the town of Curran northwest of Black River Falls.

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DNR investigating western Wisconsin frac sand mine spill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) --The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the spill occurred Saturday at the ...

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DNR Staff Felt Pressure To Approve Wetland Fill For Frac ...

A two-year battle to build a frac sand plant on 16 acres of rare wetlands in Monroe County is coming to a head this spring. A judge will decide if the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources followed the law when it approved the project last year.

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DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss

May 20, 2017 · DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss Sand project would mean the loss of more than 16 acres of wetlands - the most in a decade. Check out this story on sheboyganpress ...

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DNR concedes its rules are faulty, then allows more frac ...

Over the last four years the DNR has approved more than 200 sand mining operations under a 2009 non-metallic mining permit that was designed to prevent pollution from gravel pits, not the sprawling sand extraction operations that each day ship hundreds of rail cars of silica sand .

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'Frac Sand' Mining Boom: Health Hazard Feared, but ...

Nov 05, 2013 · Number of Wisc. frac sand facilities increased from 7 in 2010 to 145 today, even though the health implications of the boom aren't yet fully understood. Nov 5, .

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DNR investigating western Wisconsin frac sand mine spill ...

MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the spill occurred Saturday at the 670 ...

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Silica (Frac) Sand Mining - Minnesota Legislature

DNR and Silica Sand - This Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website provides frequently asked questions and answers on the topic. Frac Sand Mining - Minnesota Public Radio provides background, maps, video, photos, and links to many news articles on the topic.

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DNR Investigating Frac Sand Mine Spill In Jackson County ...

Aug 06, 2019 · The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a frac sand mine spill in Jackson County that inundated a tributary with sediment. Water and sediment from the mine turned a nearby creek a bright tan color although the DNR hasn't reported any fish kills.

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DNR investigating western Wisconsin frac sand mine spill ...

MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the spill occurred Saturday at the 670 ...

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Mining: Frac sand - wgnhs.wisc.edu

The Department of Natural Resources provides technical assistance to local authorities for these plans. For a summary of Wisconsin's nonmetallic mining regulations, visit the DNR website. For more information. Contact the following staff at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey for more details about frac sand in Wisconsin:

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DNR to study possible link between frac sand mines ...

The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to study whether heavy metals from ponds at Wisconsin frac sand mines are leaching into and contaminating groundwater. The study comes three years after water samples from some frac sand mine ponds .

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DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss

May 20, 2017 · DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss Sand project would mean the loss of more than 16 acres of wetlands - the most in a decade. Check out this story on jsonline.

Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association

Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association. WisconsinSand is the online home of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA), an organization formed to promote safe and environmentally responsible sand mining standards, promote a fact-based discussion and create a positive dialogue among the industry, citizens and Wisconsin government officials.

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Greenwashing? Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining Companies ...

Greenwashing? Wisconsin Frac Sand Mining Companies Recognized As 'Green' By DNR Three companies at the forefront of the controversial "frac sand" mining industry have been recognized as ...

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Frac plant opponents sue Wisconsin DNR over agency's self ...

Jun 27, 2018 · Frac plant opponents sue Wisconsin DNR over agency's self review Published on June 27, 2018 in News An environmental group and the Ho-Chunk Nation are suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over the agency's handling of a permit for a Georgia timber company that wants to build a frac sand operation in southwestern Wisconsin.

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DNR Staff Felt Pressure To Approve Wetland Fill For Frac ...

Emails Show Frustration Over Lack Of Information From Company And Tight Deadlines Set By DNR Administration (WPR)---A two-year battle to build a frac sand plant on 16 acres of rare wetlands in Monroe County is coming to a head this spring. A judge will decide if the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources followed the law when it approved the project last year.

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DNR investigating western Wisconsin fracking sand mine ...

(AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the spill occurred Saturday at the 670-acre ...

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WI DNR approves frac sand study after citizen petition request

WI DNR approves frac sand study after citizen petition request Jan 13, 2015 On Monday, January 12, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources took a positive step toward providing more information to Wisconsin citizens about the impacts of frac sand mining on .

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