Eau Claire County hearing held on US Silica Fairchild mine reclamation plan

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2015

The Wisconsin County yesterday discussed US Silica’s reclamation plan for the company’s 3m tpa frac sand mine in Fairchild, with a decision expected in the next month. The company plans to plough forward with the mine permitting process despite other proppants producers reining back production, however its timeline hangs in the balance while the market awaits recovery.

A hearing was held by Eau Claire County planning and development committee yesterday to discuss the reclamation plan for US Silica’s Fairchild mine in Wisconsin, US, with a permitting decision for the silica (frac) sand mine expected in the next month.

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