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Background - Minnesota Department of Transportation

About silica (frac) sand mining and processing in Minnesota Over two years, Wisconsin has gone from 15 mines and processing plants to a potential of almost 

Next fracking controversy: In the Midwest, a storm brews over 'frac

Mar 9, 2014 Video Fracking sand mined in Wisconsin Minnesota and Illinois each have a handful of large frac sand mines, with new ones on the way.

The Cost of Fracking and Frac Sand Mining | Environment Minnesota

Sep 20, 2012 Demand for silica sand, or "frac sand," which is used in the hydraulic by rapid expansion of industrial frac sand mining in Wisconsin, which 

Frac Sand Mining | Minnesota Public Radio News

Silica sand is made from small, hard, round quartz rock mined for decades in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin for window glass.

Silica Sand: Minnesota DNR

DNR's role in silica sand projects and general information about silica sand mining in Minnesota.

Sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota threatens access to safe

Sep 15, 2014 In Wisconsin alone, the chief resource of silica sand in North America, ten operational mines and processing facilities existed in 2010. As of this 

Assessing the Silica (Frac) Sand Mining Environmental Regulatory

environmental regulatory schemes in Minnesota and Wisconsin to determine if best regulatory approach for silica sand mining in Minnesota and. Wisconsin.

Background - Minnesota Department of Transportation

About silica (frac) sand mining and processing in Minnesota Over two years, Wisconsin has gone from 15 mines and processing plants to a potential of almost 

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

Jun 23, 2014 Minnesota and its neighbor Wisconsin hold vast reservoirs of pure silica sand, a necessary ingredient in the fracking process that has been 

In Fracking Downturn, Sand Mining Opponents Not Slowing Down

Oct 15, 2015 Those fighting the frac sand industry in Wisconsin and Minnesota hope the oil glut puts a crimp in the industry for good.

Report on Silica Sand - Environmental Quality Board

Mar 20, 2013 E. Comparison of Silica Sand Mining to Other Sand and Gravel Mining . Mining of silica sand has occurred in Minnesota and Wisconsin for 

Red Wing Silica Sand Mining Moratorium - City of Red Wing

The Red Wing City Council adopted a Moratorium on any new silica sand Wisconsin DNR Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin [email protected]

Transportation and silica (frac) sand mining in Minnesota

MnDOT is monitoring developments in the silica sand mining industry to allow us and in some areas due to silica sand activity in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Silica sand mining | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Southeastern and south central Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin have extensive deposits of sand that meets the specifications required for hydraulic 

Silica (Frac) Sand Mining - Resources on Minnesota Issues

Industrial silica sand is also being mined from sandstone areas in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. There is interest in developing new industrial silica sand mines 

Proposed frac sand mining operation could be biggest in Minnesota

Feb 14, 2015 An aerial view of a silica sand mine outside of Eau Claire, Wis., A proposed silica sand mining project in southeastern Minnesota could 

Frac-sand mining boom is accelerating and eluding regulators

Sep 30, 2014 A new report on frac-sand mining suggests that Americans living near not just in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the bulk of the mining has 

Silica Sand Mining in the Midwest - YouTube

Nov 30, 2014 A discussion of the various approaches of regulating silica sand mining, particularly in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Produced for Professor 

EARTHWORKS | Frac Sand Mining

Superior Silica Sands Mine-Town of Auburn-Chippewa Co. The Southeast corner of Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin contain vast deposits of the most 

US Oil & Gas Fracking Boom Could Drive Silica Sand Mining

Sep 25, 2014 Sand mining operations in La Salle County, Illinois (pictured) are exploding In Wisconsin and Minnesota, the states where most silica sand is 

No fracking way: protesters block frac sand mining operations

Feb 15, 2012 And while there are no natural gas deposits in Wisconsin or Minnesota, where the silica sand is being mined in open pits, both processes have 

Q&A: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist

5 things to know about silica sand mining in Minnesota of thousands of acres of silica sand layers at or near the land surface in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Frac Sand Information - City of Winona

Silica sand mining is only allowed in the City's A-G Agricultural district with a Conditional Use Permit. Silica sand processing Carlos Espinosa, City Planner, [email protected], 457-8250 Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin PDF 

Minnesota and fracking - SourceWatch

Sand has been mined in Minnesota for more than a century. Minnesota and western Wisconsin has been mined to make