Effective and Responsible Water Treatment for Sand Mining

By Kyle and Cliff Blaisdell A small percentage of a sand mine’s operating budget is spent on water treatment; however, the way it is implemented has a substantial impact on the bottom line. Done correctly, a good water treatment program minimizes loss of product and compliance verification, while likely eliminating environmental citations. Careful selection of effective polyacrylamides (PAM) in water…

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Permitting – February 2015

Oregon Quarry Fights for Permit According to the Oregonian/OregonLive, a new quarry will soon be developed near Sherwood, Ore., on a 35-acre site immediately adjacent to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Tonquin Holdings, the company behind the proposed Tonquin Quarry, said applications for the federal permits needed to drain wetlands and commence with quarrying will be filed soon. But…

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