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Sand mining facility ordered to move stockpile


Blair (WQOW) - A western Wisconsin sand mining facility has reopened after being shut down for about a week.

Trempealeau County's Department of Land Management issued a cease work order to Preferred Sands in Blair on February 14th.  Operations stopped as the company was ordered to remove a large stockpile of sand.  The county said the sand was outside of the mining footprint.  In other words, it was in an area that wasn't approved for a stockpile.

The county says the order was lifted on Wednesday, February 20th as Preferred Sands had moved the sand.  Work has now resumed at the facility.

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