Scott County sand-mining plans greeted by concerns

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 18, 2012 - 7:40 AM

County officials admit there are unknowns and pledge vigilance.

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gorabbits57Mar. 17, 1211:45 PM

Is there something wrong with the Anoka County Sandplain?

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Willy53Mar. 18, 12 7:05 AM

Silica sand is indeed a known and dangerous carcinogen. OSHA has identified it as a very big problem in construction scenarios. Mining the stuff should be problematic. Would you want to live anywhere near that mine? More environmental review please.

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jackpinesavMar. 18, 12 9:25 AM

Another set of profound statements by Commissioner Menden...that mean nothing. And could the Star-Trib NOT find Scott Co legislator Mike Beard espousing his property rights extremism, to state his position? Where is the reporting on this significant issue for the fastest growing part of the metro?

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hobie2Mar. 18, 1210:19 AM

--"We own a business, too, but we walk carefully and make sure we aren't jeopardizing the lives of others just for our own profit.".. I'm going out on a limb here, but I am guessing they are not modern Republicans.

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julann98Mar. 18, 1210:25 AM

A warning to property owners. We own a house in Wisconsin that we built six years ago. We were not told of any plans for sand minning within 5 miles of our home. Since no ordinances were in place and the township was threatned with lawsuites, the sand mine went forward. Though homes in our price range are selling, we have had not had even one person come to three open houses. At first I blamed the market, but the feedback is that it is the mine. We have no recourse for this impact this has had on our ability to sell.

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cluke2Mar. 18, 12 4:36 PM

Julann98....so how far is the mine from your home? 5 miles or 125 feet?

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kevrennikMar. 18, 12 7:19 PM

If no one came to your open houses, how can you have feedback?

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GalinhanMar. 20, 12 1:37 PM

Location is south of Shakopee. Wonder how close to the river this will be? Or the river trails? Polluting the river could be another issue. One really cannot control the dust. Then there are the trucks that transport the sand. They are suppose to be covered, but many times are not. Residents in the Red Wing area are fighting this also.

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