La Crosse company looking to build sand fracking mine in Wood Co. town

Published: Aug. 21, 2018 at 10:58 PM CDT
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A company from the La Crosse area is looking to build a sand fracking mine in the Town of Rock, which is southwest of Marshfield in Wood County.

According to the Coulee Frac Sand's letter to the town's zoning administrator, the mine would be just more than 100 acres and would sit on the southwest corner of County Highway V and MaCarthur Drive.

The company said it's look to develop, construct and operate an industrial sand mine there to extract, process, store and truck industrial sand to Carbo Ceramics, which is a processing facility in Marshfield.

At a meeting Tuesday night, the town board approved an AD HOC committee. It consists of five people who live within the Town of Rock and a specified distance from where the fracking mine would go.

According to Town of Rock Chairman Pete Winistorferad, the AD HOC committee's purpose will be completely advisory, and they will gather information and speak on behalf of the township residents. The information will then be brought to the zoning committee.

If the AD HOC committee believes that the company will not adhere to regulations, they can pull the permit.