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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 showed concentrations of …

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Blocking Destructive Mining | Sierra Club

Frac Sand Mining. Hydrofracturing, or "fracking," is the controversial process used to extract natural gas and oil from hard-to-reach shale deposits. In the process, high volumes of water, high-quality sand, and chemicals are forced into shale rock formations to hold open fissures to allow fossil fuels to be extracted.

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Frac Sand Plant to Pay Air Pollution Fine

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said a Marshfield, Wis., operation involved with frac sand has been ordered to pay $80,000 for violating state air pollution control laws, according to WAOW TV.

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Minnesota Town Caught in 'Frac Sand' Mining Rush Wants ...

Minnesota Town Caught in 'Frac Sand' Mining Rush Wants Answers on Pollution. ... Winona is the first local government in the nation to monitor air pollution that may be escaping from the sand ...

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Industrial sand mining - Wisconsin DNR

about the industrial sand mining strategic analysis. Find ... Industrial sand is sometimes called "frac" sand or silica sand. ... At a minimum, all industrial sand mines require a General Non Metallic Stormwater WPDES (WI Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit issued by the DNR. Most will also require some type of an air permit, either ...

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Area man finds air pollution at frac sand plant; DNR ...

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — A group critical of the frac sand industry in the Chippewa Valley is claiming a local sand plant is producing off-site particle pollution that is "quite possibly" a ...

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Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development | US EPA

Our study of hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources: ... Air pollution resulting from the release of volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants, and greenhouse gases. Ensuring that hydraulic fracturing using diesel fuels is properly permitted.

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Global Frac Sand Logistics Market 2018-2022 | Growth ...

Hydraulic fracturing process causes air and water pollution because of silica dust. Thus, companies involved in frac sand operations have been innovating green fracking solutions to reduce the ...

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Frac Sand Minnesota - Minnesota Public Radio

MPR News has created this map to illustrate the current level of frac sand mining in Minnesota, based on data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and several counties in the affected areas.

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The Price of Sand: New Documentary Exposes Dangers of Frac ...

The Price of Sand tells the stories of real people and as Tittle says, explores "the real price of frac sand, not just in dollars, but in lives, communities and the future of our region." Silica sand from Minnesota and Wisconsin is transported by rail to fracking operations in North Dakota and …

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Frac Sand Mining Issues with Hydraulic Fracturing

Frac Sand Mining Issues with Hydraulic Fracturing. Noise and Light Pollution Issues. Have you ever walked, ridden a bicycle, jogged, camped or just stood outside in a state park or other remote area at night? If you did, and that state park or other venue was within five miles of a major highway or thoroughfare, then you already know that ...

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The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining in ...

of Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin Phase One of Study – General ... THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND COSTS OF FRAC-SAND MINING IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN: PHASE ONE OF STUDY 5 leakage of the mining payroll out of the local community. ... pollution…

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Impact of Frac Sand Mining on Agriculture and Rural ...

Anecdotal evidence suggests frac sand mining and transport lead to air pollution, increased road and rail congestion, and transportation fatality risks. The boom has also increased the price of land in the region and increased the demand for labor, both of which affect agriculture directly.

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North Branch frac sand plant fined for excessive noise ...

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has fined a frac-sand processing plant in North Branch for the second time in two years, this time for repeated air pollution and noise violations.

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Public Lab: What do respirable silica particles (frac sand ...

Question: What do respirable silica particles (frac sand pollution) look like? ... ( #silica-monitoring) -- an air pollutant affecting communities near frac sand mines ... What are ways to visualize particulate matter pollution that comes from vehicular traffic?

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PM2.5 Airborne Particulates Near Frac Sand Operations ...

The rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas extraction in the U.S. has led to 135 active "frac" sand mines, processing plants, and rail transfer stations in Wisconsin. Potential environmental health risks include increased truck traffic, noise, ecosystem loss, and groundwater, light, and air pollution.

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Pollution worries abound in frac sand waste streams ...

In Wisconsin, frac-sand mines in Trempealeau, Buffalo and Barron counties are creating unstable piles of sand waste and illicit wastewater runoff. In Minnesota, state health officials are studying ...

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Fast Facts on Frac Sand Mining: Silica Dust, Air Quality ...

Home » News & Events » News » Fast Facts on Frac Sand Mining: Silica Dust, Air Quality and Our Health. News. Fast Facts on Frac Sand Mining: Silica Dust, Air Quality and Our Health. Apr 07, 2014 ... More information on frac sand mining in Minnesota can be found on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's silica sand mining page.

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SandPoint Times - Environment - Water Pollution

Pollution Worries Abound in Frac Sand Waste Streams: In Wisconsin, frac-sand mines in Trempealeau, Buffalo and Barron counties are creating unstable piles of sand waste and illicit wastewater runoff… Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, Tony Kennedy, July 13, 2013: Study to Look at Frac Sand Mining and Farming's Effect on Water Resources

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Hi-Crush Resumes Frac Sand Production at Wisconsin Site ...

Proppant and logistics solutions provider Hi-Crush Partners LP has restarted its Northern White frac sand production site in Whitehall, WI after operations at the site were briefly halted, a company press release announced last Thursday.

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Frac Sand Mining | Enviropedia | Clean Wisconsin

In addition to this air pollution, frac sand operations can result in water pollution. This includes the potential for hazardous chemicals to be leaked or spilled into groundwater, which can then cause drinking water contamination causing illness in humans and animals. Is the frac sand mining industry regulated?

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Frac Sand Mining Environmental Research Webinar Current ...

Frac Sand Mining Environmental Research Webinar Current status of research findings June 18, 2014 – 10am-noon . ... • Frac sand mining, processing, and transportation increase fine dust particle levels (PM2.5, which ... –Pollution control equipment (e.g., baghouses) • …

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Ho-Chunk Nation, Midwest Environmental Advocates, and ...

Ho-Chunk Nation, Midwest Environmental Advocates, and Sierra Club Call on EPA to Intervene in Frac-Sand Pollution October 30, 2016 The request asks for the EPA to object to the permit, as it allows Superior Silica Sands frac-sand mine and processing plant to expand production without estimating, monitoring, or controlling fine particulate ...

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Frac Sand Mining Issues with Hydraulic Fracturing

Frac Sand Mining Issues. ... but that creates a lot of pollution in the drilling, sand mining, frac'ing and distribution processes. Communities have to come to grips with the true cost to them of allowing sand mining operations that disrupt so many other aspects of their normal life, and that can have profound negative impacts on them for a ...

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Hearing on frac sand air pollution permit Oct. 26 in Tomah ...

The state Department of Natural Resources will hold a hearing in Tomah Thursday, Oct. 26 to consider an air pollution operation control permit for a frac sand operation in the town of Byron.

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Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic Fracturing

Exposure to silica during hydraulic fracturing has been the focus of the NIOSH study to date. Silica dust cloud by worker delivering sand from sand mover to transfer belt. ... Hydraulic fracturing sand contains up to 99% silica. Breathing silica can cause silicosis.

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Minnesota Town Caught in 'Frac Sand' Mining Rush Wants ...

Minnesota Town Caught in 'Frac Sand' Mining Rush Wants Answers on Pollution. ... Winona is the first local government in the nation to monitor air pollution that may be escaping from the sand ...

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Frac sand mining threatens planet -- Tim Melin | Opinion ...

GOP bill would create water pollution credit clearinghouse. Wisconsin Badgers fall to Indiana Hoosiers 75-73 in double-overtime battle. Weather Alert. ... The title made me very sad because frac sand mining directly and indirectly will make our planet uninhabitable in the near future.

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Wisconsin Hearing Set for Air Pollution at Frack Sand ...

Editor of the Frac Sand Sentinel, a newsletter highlighting resource links, news media accounts, blog posts, correspondence, observations and opinions gathered regarding local actions on, and impacts of, the developing frac sand mining and processing industries.

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Minnesota Town First to Monitor Pollution Caused by ...

Although groundwater pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is a well-known problem, the citizens of the small town of Winona, Minnesota—with little fracking nearby—recently decided to begin monitoring air pollution escaping from the tons of sand being trucked through their ...

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Frac Sand Mining Issues with Hydraulic Fracturing

Frac Sand Mining Issues with Hydraulic Fracturing. ... workers at a frac sand mining site are the most prone to hazardous exposure, but they are hardly the only ones at risk. ... The short answer is, "YES! We should be VERY concerned!" Air pollution and human health risks are just one more reason to oppose this "clean energy" alternative to ...

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Frac Sand Health and Environmental Impacts - Earthworks

Sand is critical to fracking. After workers drill down into rock, they create fractures by pumping in a mixture of water, chemicals and sand. The sand keeps the cracks propped open so that oil and gas are released. Frac sand mining creates significant air pollution from the handling, mining, and processing of the sand.

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