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School board approves non-binding resolution on frac sand


Augusta (WQOW) - A local school board takes a stand on frac sand.

Monday night, the Augusta School Board approved a non-binding resolution that opposes frac sand mining or processing within five miles of school buildings.

Earlier this year, Hi-Crush opened a sand processing plant in Augusta.  It's a couple of miles away from the school on the other side of town.

The district administrator says there was a thoughtful discussion about potential future projects near school facilities.  There were concerns about truck traffic, water tables and the environment.  The board voted 4-1 to approve the resolution.

Earlier this year, Hi-Crush donated $25,000 to the Augusta School District to help repair and replace district school buses.

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