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Giving Freight Rail Tracks A Boost

In Wisconsin, train tracks are having a ballast problem. Temperature and vibration can destabilize ballast over time, keeping it from safely transferring the weight of a loaded train to the soil below, draining water and preventing vegetation from crowding the tracks. Also, fine grains of frac sand are leaking from rail cars, accumulating in rail bed ballast and, during a rainstorm, turning into mushy, track-loosening mud.

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Select Sands Corp. Receives Authorization to Quarry

Select Sands Corp. announced receipt of an unconditional Authorization to Quarry with respect to its Sandtown quarry site, located in Independence County, Ark. The Authorization to Quarry, which is dated May 1, 2015, was issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) pursuant to the Arkansas Quarry Operation, Reclamation and Safe Closure Act for a five-year period ending April 30, 2020.

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