Report uncovers environmental violations at Wisconsin frac sand sites

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The shale gale revolution sweeping the US has meant that a large number of silica (frac) sand mines have opened. There is strong opposition to a lot of these projects and this latest report could see legislators clamping down on named violators.

A report conducted by a US advocacy group found that over half of the companies mining frac sand in Wisconsin were violating environmental standards set by the US...

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