WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Trempealeau County board votes to end moratorium on frac-sand mines | Pierce County Herald
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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Trempealeau County board votes to end moratorium on frac-sand mines

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A year-long moratorium on new frac-sand mines is about to end in Trempealeau County in far western Wisconsin.  The County Board in Whitehall voted 8-to-7 this week against extending the mining ban.  A study committee has spent the last year examining the public health and safety effects of mining silica sand -- which the oil-and-gas industry uses in its domestic drilling equipment.

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