2 thoughts on “Permits: What a frac sand mine needs

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  2. Ilive at S1185 St. Hwy 88 Mondovi,Wis in rural Buffalo cty
    In the last month our county board has approved 3 mine permits, with one pending. The problem I have is the mining co. are trying to build mines on state rds, so they don’t have to pay for repairs. They are using roads that in very poor shape and dangerous. They want to run 200 trucks a day on these roads through towns that will
    criple them, because they can’t have that many trucks per day right the main st of theese towns. The mine that is up for a permit right now(tobe approved March8th) is on hwy 88. This road is in very poor shape. With a hill that has already seen 3 deaths and numerous accidents. There are many blind driveways and side rds. In talking to the county board, one of the 3 board members that approve theese permits, in open meeting said why do we have think about the rds.
    I understand on cty roads the mine co. have to pay. That is why they
    are pushing so hard on theese small boards to run st hwys because
    hey don’t have to pay for repairs. Is there any help out there
    totry to stop theese companies? Thank you