Wisconsin DNR Releases Two Permits for Public Comment
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 19:44
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released two general permits for public comment related to non-metallic mining. In addition, the department is also developing a new study aimed at better understanding potential groundwater affects from industrial sand mining.
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Industry Challenges OSHA Silica Rule in Court
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 19:42
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with the Georgia Construction Aggregates Association (GCAA), filed a petition on April 4 in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) crystalline silica rule. OSHA published the final rule on March 25 and unless stayed by the court, the rule is set to take effect June 23.
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Schneyer to be Keynote Speaker at Frac Sand Insider Conference
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 19:40
Joel Schneyer, managing director in the Minerals Capital & Advisory Practice at Headwaters MB, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Frac Sand Insider 2016 Conference & Exhibition, to be held on May 10-11 in LaCrosse, Wis., sponsored by Mining Media International and Rock Products.
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Unimin Energy Solutions Offers Dust-Busting Proppant
Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:17
Unimin Energy Solutions unveiled UNIFRAC DustShield hydraulic fracturing sands – a new, coated sand product utilizing dust-suppression technology developed to reduce job/well-site exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
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Vista Sand Increases Production Capacity
Published: Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:15
Vista Sand Ltd. announced the addition of 1.5 million tons of annual production capacity at its mine in Granbury, Texas, which increases the overall capacity to approximately 4.5 million tpy of its Texas Premium White frac sand. Vista Sand also obtained a second Texas sand deposit projected to yield another 2 million tons annually.
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