Western Wisconsin residents suing a pair of hi-Crush facilities
TREMPEALEAU CO., Wis. (WKBT) — 40 Wisconsinites are suing a frac sand mining company in our area.
The Trempealeau County residents claim Hi-Crush’s Whitehall facility and Blair mine are impacting their property rights, land value and quality of life.
According to the group’s attorney, the company’s mining has caused air, water, noise and light pollution in the area.
They say the company has violated state law multiple times in the past. They also point to the draining of a retention pond last year after a worker became trapped in the water. That ended up turning the Trempealeau River orange and covering the banks in sludge.
In a release, their attorney says the lawsuits against these two facilities “just the tip of the iceberg.”
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