F'ing sand: Frac sand mining threatens health, welfare in Wisconsin

Frac sand at the EOG Resources Inc. processing plant in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. —Photo: AP/Steve Karnowski
Wisconsin Gazette | October 2, 2014
Victoria Trinko hasn’t opened the windows in her Wisconsin farmhouse in two years. And when she goes outdoors on the farm her family has operated in Chippewa County since 1936, she often wears a mask. Trinko lives less than a mile from a frac sand mining operation — and that’s nothing like living less than a mile from a sandy beach.

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