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Our facility at Sparta uses natural gas and electricity to produce whole grain silica products. The reserve geology is that of high purity alluvial sands with the primary erosional source being the Wonewoc Formation, known for its round, coarse grains and superior crush strength properties, which makes it an ideal substrate for oil and gas ...

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  • Sparta, Wi | U.S. Silica

    Sparta, Wi | U.S. Silica

    Our facility at Sparta uses natural gas and electricity to produce whole grain silica products. The reserve geology is that of high purity alluvial sands with the primary erosional source being the Wonewoc Formation, known for its round, coarse grains and superior crush strength properties, which makes it an ideal substrate for oil and gas ...

  • Respirable Crystalline Silica From Sand Mining, P-00369

    Respirable Crystalline Silica From Sand Mining, P-00369

    Fact sheet from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on respirable crystalline silica from sand mining operations Keywords: respirable crystalline silica, sand mining, wisconsin, dhs, health, exposure, effects, frack sand, frac sand, rcs, department of health services, human service, publications Created Date: 10/5/2012 7:27:32 AM

  • Carney: Joe Biden's Energy Plan Would Eviscerate Wisconsin ...

    Carney: Joe Biden's Energy Plan Would Eviscerate Wisconsin ...

    Oct 23, 2020 Industrial sand is sometimes called ‘frac’ sand or silica sand,” the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources explains. Sand mining has attracted billions of dollars of investment into western Wisconsin and created thousands of good-paying jobs.

  • Frac Sand Producer In Wisconsin Faces Bankruptcy As ...

    Frac Sand Producer In Wisconsin Faces Bankruptcy As ...

    May 13, 2019 Wisconsin's Frac Sand Boom. Frac sand mining boomed in Wisconsin between 2010 and 2015 with companies from around the United States building mines, processing plants and rail loading facilities in hopes of capitalizing on the state's reserves of silica sand the industry calls Northern White. It was prized for its strength and roundness, and ...

  • Frac Sand Survey - Minds.Wisconsin.Edu

    Frac Sand Survey - Minds.Wisconsin.Edu

    The recent surge of silica (frac) sand mining in Wisconsin has affected local social fabrics, landscapes, and economies. In many counties, the County Board Supervisors are responsible for permitting these mines. Because of the critical role played by these board members, we created a survey to assess their perceptions and levels of knowledge ...

  • Sand Mining Surges In Wisconsin | Wisconsinwatch.Org

    Sand Mining Surges In Wisconsin | Wisconsinwatch.Org

    Jul 31, 2011 This western Wisconsin community is in the midst of a land rush — call it a sand rush — fueled by exploding nationwide demand for fine silica sand used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas. At least 16 frac sand mines and processing facilities are operating, and an additional 25 sites are proposed, in a diagonal swath stretching across 15 Wisconsin counties from Burnett to ...

  • U.S. Silica Founding Member Of Wisconsin Industrial Sand ...

    U.S. Silica Founding Member Of Wisconsin Industrial Sand ...

    Sep 10, 2012 Group’s Code of Conduct Sets Operational Standards for Sand Mining Companies FREDERICK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012-- In an effort to distinguish themselves among sand mining operators, four companies including U.S. Silica announced the launch of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA). U.S. Silica is currently developing a new $50-60 million facility in Sparta, Wisconsin ...

  • The Impact Of Frac Sand Mining In Western Wisconsin ...

    The Impact Of Frac Sand Mining In Western Wisconsin ...

    Mar 02, 2018 One of the few parts of the country that has been jolted by the growth in so-called frac sand mining is western Wisconsin, which is blessed with an abundance of high quality silica sand. Not unlike northeastern Pennsylvania’s experience with fracking, frac sand mining has brought extraordinary wealth to a lucky few, while disturbing the lives ...

  • In Frac Sand Land, Residents Have Little Protection ...

    In Frac Sand Land, Residents Have Little Protection ...

    Jun 24, 2013 Of the four states with concentrated quartz silica sand in the Driftless Area, Wisconsin is where sand mining is booming. The state once had a public intervener watchdogging its natural resources department to ensure that the agency’s conservation mandate would not be lost when corporate interests sought access to Wisconsin’s resources.

  • Chippewa County Says Bankrupt Frac Sand Mine In …

    Chippewa County Says Bankrupt Frac Sand Mine In …

    The county said Superior Silica never established the additional bonds and on July 5, the Land Conservation and Forest Management department suspended the company's frac sand mining permit. Emerge Energy Services, Superior Silica Sands' parent company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 10 days later on July 15.

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  • Residents Seek Answers About Health Risks Near Frac Sand ...

    Residents Seek Answers About Health Risks Near Frac Sand ...

    Mar 21, 2019 The sand, tumbled over and over along that shore, resulted in quartz of “incredible spherocity and hardness” that makes this area in the frac sand mining boom, the website states. Silica sand mining, however, produces a dangerous by-product: silica dust. Prolonged exposure to the tiny mineral particles can scar lung tissue resulting in ...

  • Frac Sand Mining | Minnesota Public Radio News

    Frac Sand Mining | Minnesota Public Radio News

    May 05, 2021 Wisconsin school district boosts frac sand air filters West-central Wisconsin is a hot spot for sand mining and residents have expressed environmental and health concerns about the tiny sand particles generated by mining.

  • Home - Mining In Wisconsin - State And Local Government ...

    Home - Mining In Wisconsin - State And Local Government ...

    Mining, for metals (such as iron) and for silica sand (frac sand), has become a hot topic in Wisconsin in the last few years. This guide covers mining-related sites from Wisconsin state and county governments. A state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has the primary responsibility for environmental regulation of metallic ...

  • Silica Sand Mining In Wisconsin - Wort 89.9 Fm

    Silica Sand Mining In Wisconsin - Wort 89.9 Fm

    Jan 03, 2013 On Thursday January 3rd, host Allen Ruff took on the controversial issue plaguing Wisconsin of silica (frac) sand mining here in Wisconsin. He spoke with a panel of four guests: Steve Faulkner, author of the book “Water Walk: a Passage of Ghosts,” Linda Three Crows Meadowlark, a Native American rights activist and environmentalist, Edie Ehlert, […]

  • In Frac Sand Land, Residents Have Little Protection ...

    In Frac Sand Land, Residents Have Little Protection ...

    Jun 24, 2013 Of the four states with concentrated quartz silica sand in the Driftless Area, Wisconsin is where sand mining is booming. The state once had a public intervener watchdogging its natural resources department to ensure that the agency’s conservation mandate would not be lost when corporate interests sought access to Wisconsin’s resources.

  • Frac Sand Mine Proposed Near School Sparks Battle In …

    Frac Sand Mine Proposed Near School Sparks Battle In …

    Jun 01, 2013 With over 100 frac sand sites already underway across the state, Wisconsin is now the nation's leading supplier of frac sand. It's breaking out in little pockets all over, said Jim Tittle, a Minnesota-based documentary filmmaker, of the boom in silica sand mining.

  • Non-Metallic Mining — Wisconsin Environmental Health …

    Non-Metallic Mining — Wisconsin Environmental Health …

    Frac-Sand Mining in Wisconsin Sand mining is not a new in Wisconsin, however, the amount and size of sand mines in Wisconsin has sky rocketed with the development of hydraulic fracking. Fracking is a process of extracting natural gas and crude oil deposits from rock formations and requires high-quality quartz sand.

  • Northern Wisconsin Sand Mining Boom Includes New Jobs, …

    Northern Wisconsin Sand Mining Boom Includes New Jobs, …

    Dec 11, 2011 The sand rush in Wisconsin is caused primarily by two things. One is the increasing use of a natural gas mining technology called hydraulic fracturing, in which deep wells are sunk in shale and a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is pumped under pressure into the rock, fracturing it …

  • Will Frac Sand Mining Benefit Communities? - Wisconsin ...

    Will Frac Sand Mining Benefit Communities? - Wisconsin ...

    The DNR did a study in 2011 centering on the silica sand mining taking place in Wisconsin. This report was the first of its kind for WI and was supposed to shed some light on the new frac sand industry. Unfortunately, it seemed to raise more questions than answers.

  • Danger In The Air | Environmental Working Group

    Danger In The Air | Environmental Working Group

    Sep 25, 2014 An analysis of inhalable dust samples at sand mining sites in Wisconsin reported silica concentrations in the range of 1-to-40 percent, with an average of 14.5 percent (Pierce 2013). Finally, a recent study of workers at fracking sites in five states found that silica constituted 53 percent of inhalable dust (Esswein 2013).

  • Frac Sand Deposits Are Abundant In Wisconsin | Wiscontext

    Frac Sand Deposits Are Abundant In Wisconsin | Wiscontext

    Dec 19, 2016 In fact, Wisconsin has more of this sand than anywhere else in the United States, Zambito noted. The frac sand boom in the state has raised controversies about the mining operations, over issues related to local nuisances and environmental impacts. For example, frac sand mines have raised concerns about nearby surface and groundwater levels ...

  • Frac Sand Mining | Sierra Club

    Frac Sand Mining | Sierra Club

    Wisconsin now has 128 industrial sand facilities, including mines, processing plants, and rail load-outs. To extract this sand, mining companies use open pit and hilltop removal mining, which destroys landscapes, poisons our environment, and harms quality of life.

  • Residents Seek Answers About Health Risks Near Frac Sand ...

    Residents Seek Answers About Health Risks Near Frac Sand ...

    Mar 21, 2019 The sand, tumbled over and over along that shore, resulted in quartz of “incredible spherocity and hardness” that makes this area in the frac sand mining boom, the website states. Silica sand mining, however, produces a dangerous by-product: silica dust. Prolonged exposure to the tiny mineral particles can scar lung tissue resulting in ...

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