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Copper Present in Water Days After Frac Sand Spill

A creek inundated with 10 million gal. of water from a Trempealeau County, Wis., frac sand mine had toxic levels of copper two days after the spill, according to test results recently released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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U.S. Silica Appoints Daniel Miers President of SandBox Logistics

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced the appointment of Daniel Miers as president of SandBox Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Silica, effective June 25, 2018. Miers succeeds former SandBox founder and president Josh Oren in this role.

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New Details on Emerge Energy Services Expansion

Emerge Energy Services LP announced additional details regarding its previously announced development of a new mining and processing operation located in Kingfisher County, Okla.

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Shale Support Purchases Two Louisiana Mines

Shale Support, a leading provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, announced it has closed on a deal purchasing two natural mines in Kinder and Central Louisiana. This expansion adds 2 million tons of nameplate capacity to Shale Support, increasing the organization’s total capacity to 5 million tons annually.

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Covia Corp. Hits the Ground Running

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corp. announced that they have received the regulatory approvals required to complete their announced merger, including approval from the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE). The companies also revealed the approval by a majority of Fairmount Santrol shareholders at the special shareholder meeting held May 25.

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