April 25. 2012 6:00AM - Last modified: April 25. 2012 6:51AM

MENOMONIE - Sand mining regulations proposed in Dunn County

Not allowing silica sand mining within 10 feet of groundwater could be part of new regulations Dunn County officials are considering adopting once a mining moratorium expires this summer.

County staff also are considering such recommendations as setting hours when mining is allowed and establishing a 50-foot setback from property lines to help regulate sand mining operations.

The county has been studying sand mining impacts since the County Board approved a six-month mining moratorium in January.

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