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Fairmount Santrol Takes a Hit in Second Quarter

Fairmount Santrol announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2016. Second-quarter 2016 revenues are expected to be between $113 million and $115 million, compared with $145.5 million for the first quarter of 2016 and $221.3 million for the same quarter in 2015.

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Sand Wars Escalate in Wisconsin

A new draft report from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) suggests that frac sand mining does not produce fine sand that is a health hazard. The report states that air quality measurements made in the western part of Wisconsin, where the majority of sand mining facilities are placed, have not detected elevated levels of silica in the air.

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