Articles from February 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The presence of sand highly suitable for fracking is “amazingly consistent” at sample locations in the northeast corner of Winneshiek County, according to Dr. Emily Finzel.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Graduate students and professors at the University of Iowa who have been studying the frac sand issue in Winneshiek County on Monday presented another program on the results of their studies. University of Iowa graduate student Austen Smith presented maps showing the location of St. Peter sandstone throughout the county. Smith also studied how far below the surface the sand is located and how...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
As part of a two-year partnership between Winneshiek County and the University of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, students and faculty across six different departments at the university are doing extensive research on the potential for frac sand mining in Winneshiek County. At noon Monday in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse, preliminary results on the location...
Friday, February 6, 2015
A university of Iowa professor and student will give a presentation during the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors’ Monday, Feb. 9, meeting at noon. The title of their talk is St. Peter sandstone in Winneshiek County: Subsurface Geology and Suitability for Mining. The presentation will take place in the large courtroom of the Winneshiek County Courthouse.