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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Trempealeau County committee rejects permit for proposed mine

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WHITEHALL - Officials have rejected a proposed mining permit in Trempealeau County, citing environmental concerns as the key reason.

The Environment and Land Use Committee voted down the AllEnergy Silica request, saying the application felt rushed. The proposed 725-acre mine near Arcadia is also near the Trempealeau River and Trout Run Creek. Committee members say more data is needed to ensure mining won’t impact those waterways.



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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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