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Wisconsin county halts frack sand mining on health concerns
- A western Wisconsin county that has issued more frack sand mining permits than any other county in the state and in neighboring Minnesota decides to impose a moratorium of up to a year on new projects while it addresses health and environmental concerns.
- While several counties and communities on both sides of the Mississippi River have imposed moratoriums on frack sand mining, few communities have embraced the mining with the pro-business fervor seen in Trempealeau county.
- Among companies involved in frack sand mining in the area: EOG, SLCA, HCLP, EMES.