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Sand operations spill impacting stream in Jackson County

Contact(s): Andrew Savagian, 608-261-6422; andrew.savagian@wisconsin.gov
August 8, 2019 at 12:18:55 pm

Madison, Wis. - A sand mining spill that occurred on August 3 is impacting Curran Coulee Creek in Jackson County.

Sediment-laden water was released from the Wisconsin Proppants (WP) operation, located on Adams Road west of the village of Hixton. DNR received notice from the company andan anonymous phone call to the DNR's 1-800 Spills Hotline.

DNR staff have been on-site and will continue to investigate and assess the degree of cleanup and impacts to the creek. The company is cooperating with DNR and has taken steps to stop the discharge and use a vacuum (VAC) truck to limit the release of sediment. No fish kills have been observed at this time.



Last Revised: Thursday, August 08, 2019

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