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Minnesota Governor Worried About Frac Sand Mining

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Aug. 28 that he’s worried about frac sand mining in southeast Minnesota, and that he will consider asking the Legislature for increased regulation next year.

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Bailey-Parks Develops Urethane Frac-Sand Piping System

Bailey-Parks Urethane has developed a long-lasting polyurethane piping system to replace the metal systems used on trailers that transport fracking sand, according to the company. Highly customizable, the Sand Viper piping system includes 16 modular components that can be used to build a complete piping system to fit nearly any specifications.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities.

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New Frac Sand Mine on Track for Approval in Minnesota

A proposed frac sand mine in the Buffalo County, Minn., town of Dover appears to be back on track weeks after developers missed a deadline to modify the project, though its ultimate approval is still uncertain, according to the Winona Daily News.

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Wisconsin Town Votes for Permit Moratorium

The Trempealeau County, Wis., Board in Whitehall voted 12-0 to not consider any new silica-sand removal permits for a year, according to the Pierce County Herald.

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