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Posted inEconomy, Environment, Frac Sand Rush

As rail moves frac sand across Wisconsin landscape, new conflicts emerge

While the number of Wisconsin car-train accidents has remained relatively steady in recent years, and derailments actually are down, some residents who live near train tracks used for transporting sand, primarily in western and northwestern communities, complain about noise and traffic delays in addition to safety worries.