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Fracking leads to silicosis concerns near Illinois state park

This is just one concern that opponents of a mining operation expected to open near a popular Illinois state park are raising against the prospect. The Mississippi Sand mining company, based in Missouri, has purchased 80 acres of land located along the eastern entrance of the Starved Rock State Park in Illinois.

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Mississippi Sand draws lawsuit over sand mine near Starved ...

Mississippi Sand draws lawsuit over sand mine near Starved Rock State Park ... sand from deep underground. The mine has drawn much controversy because it has affectively forced about a dozen ...

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How Frac Sand Mining is Altering an Economy - Starved Rock ...

How Frac Sand Mining is Altering an Economy Dependent on Starved Rock State Park, IL August 29, 2016 / 3 Comments / in Articles, Guest Commentaries / by Guest Author An Ottawa, IL resident's letter to U.S. Silica regarding how the firm's "frac" sand mines adjacent to Starved Rock State Park will alter the local economy.

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Starved Rock Mine Debate Brings Fracking Fracas to Illinois

The County Board voted to allow a sand mine at the edge of Starved Rock State Park, which hosts two million visitors annually to wander its towering sandstone stacks along the Illinois River and ...

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Frac Sand Rush Threatens American Towns, Advocates Warn

 · She mentioned a battle HuffPost first covered in 2012, which continues over Mississippi Sand's proposed mine near the entrance of Starved Rock …

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Starved Rock sand mine question moves to state debate ...

SPRINGFIELD — Whether a sand mine should be permitted next to Starved Rock State Park, one of Illinois' most unique natural areas, is the backdrop of a debate between business and ...

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Our Cabins Illinois | Kishauwau Country Cabins near ...

Cabins in Illinois. Rated Excellent by Tripadvisor, Kishauwau Country Cabins has what you need for the perfect vacation. Our cabins in Illinois, very near Utica, are located minutes from Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen and Buffalo Rock State Parks in north-central Illinois.

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The Fracking Boom's Other Frontier | WTTW News

The mine near Starved Rock is one of more than a half a dozen sand mines either in production or scheduled to go into production. The outcry has caused LaSalle County to institute a countywide moratorium on any future sand mines.

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Sand Mining Controversial In LaSalle County - YouTube

 · Residents near Starved Rock State Park say new sand-mining in the area could threaten the land and water supplies. Others say it's good for the economy.

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Sand Mining and Transport: Potential Health Effects

Sand Mining and Transport: Potential Health Effects Thomas M. Peters, PhD, CIH Associate Professor University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit

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Behind the fracking boom, a sand mining rush | WBEZ

The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining. Most mines use a lot of water.

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New Fracking Frontier Outside Illinois State Park 'Makes ...

 · "The objectors, by saying that the sand mine will hurt Starved Rock State Park, are being disingenuous as there's already a sand mine to the …

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Sand mine near Starved Rock park moves forward

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri company's plan to operate a sand mine near Starved Rock State Park moved forward Thursday after the LaSalle County Board approved a special-use permit for the ...

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved ...

Sand to be mined from a proposed facility just outside of Starved Rock State Park near Utica will be used in a process to extract oil and natural gas from pockets deep underground. Mississippi Sand LLC turns St. Peter sandstone — formed more than 400 million years ago — into "frac sand" for the oil and gas drilling industry.

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Ashley Williams | Sierra Club

A headline grabbed my attention "Citizens Speak Against Sand Mine Construction Near Starved Rock." I could not believe it. The place that first gave me my appreciation for wild spaces was in danger of being forever changed.

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Mining for fracking sand drives farmers from land ...

 · But a Tribune review of property sales reveals that sand mining companies have quietly bought at least 3,100 acres in LaSalle County since 2005, a swath larger than nearby Starved Rock …

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Sand Mine Proposed Near Starved Rock Gets State Permits ...

 · A big hurdle cleared for Mississippi Sand's plans for mining outside Starved Rock State Park. The Illinois EPA Bureaus of Air and Water have issued construction and storm water permits to Mississippi Sand for their plant along Route 71.

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DNR In Spotlight Over Sand Mine Near Starved Rock

Opponents of a sand mine near Starved Rock State Park are criticizing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for not speaking up about potential negative impacts to the park. A Missouri company wants to operate a sand mine land just outside the eastern boundary of the park known for its bluffs ...

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Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking ...

See more of Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking and Mining on Facebook. Log In. or. ... Many applications are tied directly to sand mining interests. Large amounts of water are needed to wash sand, and without a new well, a new sand mine can't open. There's not a lot of dots to connect between the moratorium and an ...

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Behind the fracking boom, a sand mining rush | WBEZ

The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining. Most mines use a lot of water.

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Starved Rock: An Illinois Treasure in Peril ...

 · LaSalle County Zoning Board Ok's Destructive Mining Proposal. After 2 days and 15 hours of testimony the LaSalle County zoning board voted on December 15, 2011, to approve a destructive new special use permit that would allow a sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park.

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Laurie Palmer — Southwest Corridor Northwest Passage

Sand has been mined in Ottawa, Illinois, since the 1860s but a few additional mines have opened in Illinois in response to the fracking boom, with the newest IL mines planned near Starved Rock. Parts of the St. Peter dip down so far below the surface of the ground that coal, limestone, and other minerals are mined above it—so far that it isn ...

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Starved Rock State Park 10-Day Weather Forecast - The ...

Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for Starved Rock State Park with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com

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LaSalle County Board votes to allow sand mining near ...

Sand mine near Starved Rock up for a vote Jan. 12 A sand-mining operation slated for land next to Illinois' most visited state park has sparked controversy in LaSalle County. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park.

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Current Closures of DNR Sites and Areas - Illinois DNR

Visitors may check for information on park crowds and possible temporary closures as they near the park by tuning to the Starved Rock radio station on 1610 AM; updates are also on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) Facebook page and the IDNR Twitter feed @IllinoisDNR.

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Missouri sand companies tap fracking demand • Aggregate ...

Environmental groups, in fact, have challenged Mississippi Sand's plans to develop a new sand mine near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. Missouri hasn't seen the boom or the controversy that's unfolding further north.

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MoveOn Petitions - Governor Quinn: Stop the Mississippi ...

Despite those who believe the Starved Rock frac sand mine will prove beneficial, in truth, sand mining for the purpose of hydraulic fracturing will result in calamitous long-term repercussions for Starved Rock State Park's tourism, local residents, and animals' and peoples' health (silicosis, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, etc.) as ...

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Sand mine to proceed near iconic Illinois state park ...

In the area around Starved Rock State Park, the sand is located near the surface, which is easier for sand miners to dig up than sand buried beneath what miners call "overburden"—the soil on top of what they want.

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Missouri and fracking - SourceWatch

At least 100 Midwestern sand mines rely on the sandstone. "The major player in Missouri is Mississippi Sand LLC, a venture formed in 2008. The company has seen tremendous success with its quarry near Festus, Mo., and is looking to develop a new mine near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois.

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Bill Would Allow Illinois Residents to Challenge ...

A sand mine in LaSalle County operated by U.S. Silica (Ted Auch / FracTracker Alliance) In late 2012, three environmental groups filed a lawsuit on behalf of several LaSalle County residents over a proposed silica sand mine on the eastern edge of Starved Rock State Park.

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