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Hi-Crush Looking to Build $80 Million Frac Sand Plant

Hi-Crush Partners is seeking to build an $80 million, 700-acre frac sand mine in Wisconsin, but first it has to bypass some issues, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Minnesota Model Zoning Standards Under Fire

Model zoning standards for Minnesota’s frac-sand mining industry got their first public hearing at a meeting of the state Environmental Quality Board and quickly came under fire by mining opponents, according to the StarTribune.

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Study Says Methane Leakage from Shale Gas Lower Than Alleged

Initial findings from a new comprehensive study undertaken by the Environmental Defense Fund and the University of Texas found that methane leakage rates from natural gas systems were far below estimates of previous studies.

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E-Book a Primer For Frac Sand Discovery

Brandon DeShaw, founder and lab director for Global Energy Laboratories, a Butte, Mont.-based proppant testing firm serving the hydraulic fracturing industry, has published a free e-book entitled titled “Finding Frac Sand: How to Determine if You Have Hydraulic Fracturing Sand.”

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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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