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Frac sand mining near Barron could last 30 years

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:52 am

Two companies that will use the new frac sand plant and rail yard near Poskin are gearing up to begin digging at several locations in the Town of Arland.

Superior Silica Sands and Midwest Frac will make use of the new rail transfer yard as they excavate frac sand deposits for up to the next 30 years, according to mine reclamation plans filed with the Barron County Soil and Water Conservation Department.

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