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Wisconsin Sen. Vinehout proposes legislation to control ...

Mar 28, 2013 · The sand mining facility operated by Tiller Corp. in Grantsburg, Wis., near the St. Croix River, as photographed by the Wisconsin Department of .

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Mining boom continues in 'nation's sandbox' | Front Page ...

Although silica sand mining is not considered as environmentally harmful as metallic mining, it's an extractive industry that strips away vegetation and topsoil. Storm water runoff from mines can muddy wetlands and streams (as occurred in May, when sand-laden water from a frac sand mine near Grantsburg leaked into the St. Croix River).

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Wis. sand-mine spills cause call for penalties against ...

Jun 12, 2012 · The first sand leak occurred in late April at a 50-acre sand mine and processing site near Grantsburg, Wis., owned by Plymouth-based Interstate Energy .

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Minnesota frac sand companies to pay $80,000 penalty for ...

Two Minnesota-based companies will pay $80,000 for polluting waterways. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a frac sand mining operation in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, is being penalized for "discharging sediment into Burnett County wetlands, a creek and the St. Croix River, which is part of the ...

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Leader 5 16 by Inter-County Leader -

PAGE 12 - INTER-COUNTY LEADER - NEWS SECTION - A - MAY 16, 2012. Cost of frac mining growing in Burnett County. Burnett County Natural Resources Committee looks at growing cost of frac .

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Frac sand sediment spills into St. Croix River | MPR News

May 18, 2012 · The sand mining facility operated by Tiller Corporation in Grantsburg, Wis., near the St. Croix River, as photographed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on April 26, 2012. Sand .

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SSS withdraws effort to - Leader 2

Frac-hauling trucks like these are traveling through Taylors Falls and North Branch now, as another company with an already-established frac plant in North Branch, Minn., hauls sand from plants and pits in Grantsburg, Scandia, Minn. and other pits in Minnesota.

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River Road Ramblings: Grantsburg Frac Sand Mine WI St ...

Jun 10, 2012 · Grantsburg Frac sand problems in MN This article says the mining company, Tiller is hauling sand to a pit near Sunrise MN and North Branch MN for processing (washing) and shipping. The quantity of sand being mined is detailed: " Tiller has been using the Sunrise site to store sand .

Settlement Includes $80,000 in Fines for Frac Sand Spill ...

community corner Settlement Includes $80,000 in Fines for Frac Sand Spill Two Minnesota companies operating in Grantsburg, WI settled with the Wisconsin attorney general, according to St. Croix 360.

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Presentation offers information about emerging frac sand ...

Frac sand mine in Grantsburg, WI near the St. Croix River New mines for a special type of sand used in hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") extraction of natural gas are coming to the banks of the St. Croix River.

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sand manufactured frac - rtl3

'What the —?'; experts weigh in on frac sand News . GRANTSBURG—With the recent surge of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) in places like North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas, silica sand, also known as frac sand, has become a hot commodity.

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Settlement Includes $80,000 in Fines for Frac Sand Spill ...

community corner Settlement Includes $80,000 in Fines for Frac Sand Spill Two Minnesota companies operating in Grantsburg, WI settled with the Wisconsin attorney general, according to St. Croix 360.

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Frac Sand Industry Awareness in Wisconsin - facebook

Frac Sand Industry Awareness in Wisconsin, Midwest and the world. 1,727 likes · 1,362 talking about this. Join us on Twitter...

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Morning Feature: Frac Sand, Part I: Issues and Unknowns ...

May 14, 2013 · Think something more like mountain top removal. This photo from the Wisconsin DNR shows a sand mine near Grantsburg, WI near the St. Croix River. Geology has a nice primer on frac sand with more photos. Over one million pounds of frac sand can be used to stimulate a single well.

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Widespread environmental violations at WI frac sand mines ...

Almost 20% of Wisconsin's 70 operating frac sand mines and processing plants were cited for environmental violations in 2012, according to data obtained by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 80 to 90 percent of sand industry operators were issued letters of noncompliance, a reversal of the typical statistics for a regulated industry, according to DNR air management engineer ...

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st. croix river | Greg Seitz

Oct 13, 2012 · The NPS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and Burnett County have been involved in responding to a significant sediment discharge to the St. Croix River from Soderbeck Pit (frac sand mine) near Grantsburg, Wisconsin, that occurred in April 2012.

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st. croix river | Greg Seitz

Oct 13, 2012 · The NPS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and Burnett County have been involved in responding to a significant sediment discharge to the St. Croix River from Soderbeck Pit (frac sand mine) near Grantsburg, Wisconsin, that occurred in April 2012.

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Frac Sand Mining on the St. Croix River at Grantsburg

We drove into the sand mine located on the st. Croix River just north of Hwy 70 West of Grantsburg today. Frac Sand is mined, screened, sent to MN to be dried and then shipped to oil well country to be pumped down the wells to improve oil production.

Frac Sand Spill Into Major WI River Offers DNR More Wrist ...

May 10, 2012 · Frac Sand Spill Into Major WI River Offers DNR More Wrist-Slap Enforcement. ... 100 ft from this Tiller Frac Sand operation near Grantsburg. In an attempt to have a pristine camping experience, I instead suffered the noise of the operation 6 am - 6 pm. I too work at a newspaper, and feel town governments and newspapers alike are unaware and ...

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Frac discharge. This is what spilled into a Grantsburg ...

Frac discharge. This is what spilled into a Grantsburg stream when the local frac-mine's berm broke recently. But mines can also purposefully discharge huge amounts of sediment and chemical-laced water directly onto the ground and into surface waters. Like half a million gallons a day. Perfectly legal, per the Wisconsin DNR! Too bad for the trout, though.

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Industrial Sands — High-Quality Proppant Sand

Interstate Industrial Sands, locally owned and operated, produces and distributes high-quality proppant ("frac") sand. We aim to create long-lasting, sustainable business relationships and work directly with our customers to ensure they receive the highest quality of service in the industry.

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