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AMI Silica Receives Development Permit in Canada

Athabasca Minerals Inc.’s subsidiary AMI Silica Inc. has received approval of its Development Permit for industrial sand processing, storage and distribution facilities in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada.

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Hi-Crush Idles Whitehall Dry Plant

Hi-Crush Partners has temporarily idled dry plant operations at its Whitehall, Wis., facility. The facility’s wet plant remains operational, and Hi-Crush continues to sell inventory from on-site storage to meet ongoing Northern White customer demand. Wet and dry plants remain operational at Hi-Crush’s other Wisconsin mines, including Wyeville, Augusta and Blair.

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Covia Idles Several Operations; Reduces Capacity at Others

Covia has reduced proppant capacity by 3.3 million tons in response to changes in market demand. The company is idling operations at its Shakopee, Minn.; Brewer, Mo.; Wexford, Mich.; and Cutler, Ill., facilities; as well as a reduction in effective capacity at its Pevely, Mo.; Cleburne, Texas; and Menomonie, Wis., facilities.

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Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Fracking

Dan Soeder, director of the Energy Resources Initiative at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, co-authored an article titled “When Oil And Water Mix: Understanding The Environmental Impacts Of Shale Development,” in the September 2018 issue of GSA Today, a magazine published by the Geological Society of America.

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Witte Co. Fluid Bed Dryers Engineered as Complete Solution

Vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers from process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co. feature rugged, unitary, steel bases as standard that allow cover lift hoists, process air ductwork, control panels, monitoring instrumentation, and other auxiliary equipment to be attached to the system as a single unit.

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