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Silica sand mining Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

2021-7-27  2013 legislation on silica sand A law passed in 2013 imposed new requirements for silica sand mining, processing and transportation operations in Minnesota. The law directed state agencies to provide local units of government with technical assistance on regulation and permitting.

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Assessing the Silica (Frac) Sand Mining Environmental ...

2014-8-31  environmental regulation of silica sand mining. Therefore, in order to assess the efficacy of the silica sand mining environmental oversight frameworks in Minnesota and Wisconsin, it is important to first understand how silica sand mining and its associated risks

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DNR and Silica Sand Minnesota DNR

2 天前  Over the past several years, there has been concern about the human health and environmental impacts of silica sand mining, processing, and transportation in Minnesota. The demand for silica sand is being driven by an increased production of domestic oil and gas.

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Neighbors Diverge: An Explanation for the Differences in ...

2021-7-16  This paper provides a brief discussion on the demand for silica sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota and explores the reasons for different levels of industry development in the two states. These reasons include geology, rail transportation capacity, and community type, although the most significant difference is the orientation of state ...

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Silica Sands of Minnesota

2014-4-2  WHAT IS THE STATUS OF SILICA SAND MINING IN MINNESOTA? Silica sand is found in the southeastern portion of the state. Five mines are currently known to extract silica sand for industrial applications. An unknown number of silica sand mines produce silica sand for construction and agricultural uses. Silica sand mines producing frac sand may or may not process the sand on-site. Off-site processing plants that receive silica sand from various mining operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin are also found in Minnesota.

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Silica Sand Mining EIS Meeting - Wisconsin DNR

2012-6-2  Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin January 2012 . Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources . P.O. Box 7921 . Madison, WI 53707-7921

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Home Standard - Minnesota SandsMinnesota Sands

This deposit is even more rare and valuable because of the small size of the silica grains. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, silica sand has been mined in Minnesota and Wisconsin for more than 100 years. The sand in the region is unique because it

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Silica Sand Mining and Health - EH: Minnesota

2019-3-13  Silica Sand Projects. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board is a resource for coordinating and connecting state agencies that work on issues related to Silica Sand Mining in Minnesota. Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution. The US

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Assessing the Silica (Frac) Sand Mining Environmental ...

2014-8-31  environmental regulation of silica sand mining. Therefore, in order to assess the efficacy of the silica sand mining environmental oversight frameworks in Minnesota and Wisconsin, it is important to first understand how silica sand mining and its associated risks

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Silica Sand Mining EIS Meeting - Wisconsin DNR

2012-6-2  Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin January 2012 . Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources . P.O. Box 7921 . Madison, WI 53707-7921

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Neighbors Diverge: An Explanation for the Differences in ...

2021-7-16  This paper provides a brief discussion on the demand for silica sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota and explores the reasons for different levels of industry development in the two states. These reasons include geology, rail transportation capacity, and community type, although the most significant difference is the orientation of state ...

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Sand (silica) mining - Mining in Wisconsin - state and ...

State and local government information on metallic and sand (aka "silica" or "frac sand") mining in Wisconsin, with an emphasis on policy. Information from state and county agencies regarding sand (silica) mining in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Industrial

2016-10-1  contain high quality silica sands desirable for use in the extraction of petroleum and natural gas in other parts of the country. Industrial sand mining operations in Wisconsin are primarily located in the west central part of the state. There are currently 128 industrial sand mine facilities in Wisconsin, of which 92 are active. Nineteen

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Minnesota’s frac-sand future, with lessons from Wisconsin ...

2013-11-1  Lobbyist Dennis Egan: “I want to make the point that Minnesota is not Wisconsin. We have nine silica sand operations in Minnesota, and three permits issued in the last 12 to 18 months.”

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Minnesota Sands asks U.S. Supreme Court to review

2020-10-6  Mining for silica sand, which can then be processed for use as what the industry terms "frac sand," can be controversial, though, because of its purported effects on human health and the environment.

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Danger in the Air Environmental Working Group

2014-9-25  Silica levels detected near frac sand facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota are at least 10 times higher than the health-based exposure limit of 0.3 µg/m3 that EWG considers safe for children and other vulnerable populations. This represents a significant health risk for residents living in close proximity to these sand mining and processing ...

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Frac Sand Company Liquidating Western Wisconsin Mine ...

2021-5-24  A frac sand mining company that declared bankruptcy last year is liquidating one of four Wisconsin mines. Prior to the filing, Texas-based Hi-Crush Proppants was one of the state's biggest producers of sand used in hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas. Hi-Crush's mine in the city of Whitehall opened in 2014 and boasted a production ...

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Minnesota Sands asks U.S. Supreme Court to review

2020-10-6  PAUL — A Minnesota company interested in mining for silica sand in the southeastern part of the state has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit against a county-level ban on the practice. Minnesota Sands LLC announced that it

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Silica Sand Mining EIS Meeting - Wisconsin DNR

2012-6-2  Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin January 2012 . Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources . P.O. Box 7921 . Madison, WI 53707-7921

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Industrial sand mining overview Wisconsin DNR

2021-8-28  Wisconsin has high-quality sand resources and, as a result, the DNR has seen a substantial rise in permit requests to the department to mine industrial sand. Industrial sand is sometimes called "frac" sand or silica sand. Aerial view of an industrial sand mine in Wisconsin. The extracted sand

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Industrial

2016-10-1  contain high quality silica sands desirable for use in the extraction of petroleum and natural gas in other parts of the country. Industrial sand mining operations in Wisconsin are primarily located in the west central part of the state. There are currently 128 industrial sand mine facilities in Wisconsin

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How Minnesota and Wisconsin's frac sand mining rules ...

2013-3-19  Frac sand mining industry experts say Minnesota's environmental regulations are more stringent than Wisconsin's. The industry is regulated in a variety of ways, and evaluating all the differences ...

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Residents near silica sand mines in Wisconsin and Iowa ...

2019-3-24  Minnesota, which has silica sand in its southeast Gypsumer, is. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources monitors generally for fine dust particles in the air, including those of silica.

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Minnesota’s frac-sand future, with lessons from Wisconsin ...

2013-11-1  Lobbyist Dennis Egan: “I want to make the point that Minnesota is not Wisconsin. We have nine silica sand operations in Minnesota, and three permits issued in the last 12 to 18 months.”

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Danger in the Air Environmental Working Group

2014-9-25  Silica levels detected near frac sand facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota are at least 10 times higher than the health-based exposure limit of 0.3 µg/m3 that EWG considers safe for children and other vulnerable populations. This represents a significant health risk for residents living in close proximity to these sand mining and processing ...

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Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association

2013-2-3  Sand mining has a rich history in Wisconsin that dates back more than a century, in fact, the image of a miner appears on both the Wisconsin state symbol and the state flag. Companies involved in the state’s sand mining industry employ thousands in family-supporting jobs and are making significant multimillion-dollar investments in areas ...

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Frac Sand Company Liquidating Western Wisconsin Mine ...

2021-5-24  A frac sand mining company that declared bankruptcy last year is liquidating one of four Wisconsin mines. Prior to the filing, Texas-based Hi-Crush Proppants was one of the state's biggest producers of sand used in hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas. Hi-Crush's mine in the city of Whitehall opened in 2014 and boasted a production ...

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Minnesota Sands asks U.S. Supreme Court to review

2020-10-6  Mining for silica sand, which can then be processed for use as what the industry terms "frac sand," can be controversial, though, because of its purported effects on human health and the environment.

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