Sand mine settles environmental violations

CREATED Aug 2, 2014

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 EAU CLAIRE - A frac sand mining company in western Wisconsin has settled a series of violations of environmental laws.

The same company, Hi-Crush Proppants LLC, received a visit from Governor Walker about two weeks ago to celebrate an expansion.

The Journal Sentinel reports the Justice Department didn't issue a news release detailing the agreement, unlike three similar cases.

The company agreed to pay $52,500 in forfeitures for its violations.