abc
QUICK LINKS:

Board Approves Manual to Help Regulate Frack Sand

Created: 03/22/2014 12:42 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A new manual has been approved to help local governments regulate the frack sand industry.
    
Minnesota's Environmental Quality Board approved the handbook Wednesday.
    
The Winona Daily News reports the manual addresses a wide range of issues, including truck traffic and public safety, air and water pollution and reclamation plans.
    
The manual suggests best practices and is meant to be a resource, but doesn't set specific guidelines, which industry critics had wanted. The board decided not to include guidelines because there's not yet a good way to measure pollutants related to the frack sand industry.
    
Several groups and agencies are working to measure the health impact of frack sand. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is among the agencies studying the issue.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Photo: KSTP/File

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Clear
65°
82° | 65°
  • Feels like: 65° F
  • Wind: SW 3mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Fri Times of sun and clouds
    83° | 65°
  • Sat Plenty of sun
    85° | 65°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    87° | 67°
  • Mon Chance of showers
    82° | 65°

Video

KSTP NEWS