Fracking and construction boom create huge demand for sand

Even the name sounds strangely illicit: Northern White. It’s not a narcotic. It’s sand – a very particular kind of sand mined in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the Midwest. It’s prized in large part because it can stand the pressure of being rammed deep into the earth – an invaluable part of fracking, one of the world’s most lucrative industries. Globe and Mail, Ontario. Jul 25 2015


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