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Wisconsin / Fracking / Sand Mines #1115695

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2014
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(Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Dean Reynolds) The conflict in Wisconsin over the efforts of mining companies to get a special kind of sand used in fracking featured; scenes shown of a town hall meeting in Arcadia and of sand mining facilities; details given about the debate between health concerns and job creation. [All-Energy mining REPRESENTATIVE – states they will be blasting 6 seconds a week.] [WOMAN, resident Brenda TABOR-ADAMS††– oppose sand mining.] [University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire professor Crispin PIERCE††- notes concerns about dust with crystalline silica, which can cause cancer.] [Wisconsin Industrial Sand Assn. president Rich BUDINGER††- says the growth in this industry is an excellent opportunity for Wisconsin.]
Reynolds, Dean

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