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DNR seeks additional staff to monitor frac sand sites

10:54 PM, Feb. 2, 2013
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has included in its biennial budget a request for two new full-time staff members to work on air quality permitting, compliance and monitoring at 54 frac sand mining and processing sites across the state.

The DNR's budget request stated, "the Department's Air Management program has insufficient funding and resources to provide complete air pollution control operation permit issuance, compliance assistance and assurance for the sand mining industry."

In an Oct. 2 news release announcing the budget request, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp said ...

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