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Addressing the Environmental Impacts of Fracking

Dan Soeder, director of the Energy Resources Initiative at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, co-authored an article titled “When Oil And Water Mix: Understanding The Environmental Impacts Of Shale Development,” in the September 2018 issue of GSA Today, a magazine published by the Geological Society of America.

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Witte Co. Fluid Bed Dryers Engineered as Complete Solution

Vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers from process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co. feature rugged, unitary, steel bases as standard that allow cover lift hoists, process air ductwork, control panels, monitoring instrumentation, and other auxiliary equipment to be attached to the system as a single unit.

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Pioneer, U.S. Silica, Seal Agreement

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a long-term sand supply agreement by which Pioneer will purchase an interest in U.S. Silica’s sand reserves at its Lamesa, Texas, mine in west Texas. This agreement secures a long-term supply of sand from the mine, with U.S. Silica processing and supplying sand to Pioneer for 15 years.

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Badger Mining’s Kermit, Texas, Facility Gets Rolling

Badger Mining Corp. (BMC) sent out the first truckloads of sand from its new sand mining facility located eight miles north of Kermit, Texas. Less than nine months after breaking ground on its 1,280-acre property on Texas Highway 18, production and loadout shipments have commenced with the target to be at total capacity by early next year.

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Athabasca Minerals Gives Update on Operations

Athabasca Minerals Inc. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30. Operating loss improved by 63 percent and 36 percent for the past three and six months to $0.4 million and $1.4 million.

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