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Wisconsin DNR Drafting Wastewater Permit

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is drafting a new general wastewater permit for frac sand mines and processing facilities, saying the most recent existing permit, which expired in 2014, wasn’t designed for large-scale mining and didn't track what companies are adding to their wastewater, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Victory Nickel Adapts to New Market Realities

Victory Nickel Inc. reported financial results for the 12-month period ended Dec. 30, 2015. The company reported a consolidated net loss of $5,112,000, or $0.09 per share, for the year. This compares with a net loss of $2,416,000, or $0.04 per share, during the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

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Industry Challenges OSHA Silica Rule in Court

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with the Georgia Construction Aggregates Association (GCAA), filed a petition on April 4 in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) crystalline silica rule. OSHA published the final rule on March 25 and unless stayed by the court, the rule is set to take effect June 23.

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