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Jarrod Nelson
1300 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire WI 54701
Company contact
Jeff Johnson
Director, Environmental Compliance
S11011 County Rd M
Augusta WI 54722
Fax 715-286-2453
Hi-Crush Augusta LLC [exit DNR]

Hi-Crush Functionally Equivalent to ISO 14001 Tier 1 participant since 11/10/2017

Hi-Crush was founded in October 2010 to mine and process premium monocrystalline sand, a specialized mineral that is used as a proppant to enhance the recovery rates of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells. Hi-Crush’s mineral reserves consist of Northern White sand, predominately found in Wisconsin and limited portions of the upper Midwest region of the United States.

Environmental Activities

Hi-Crush’s business operations have been designed to minimize environmental impacts; its processing and rail loading facilities are located on-site, reducing costs and impacts of trucking sand between wet and dry plants. Hi-Crush operations utilize overland conveying systems to transport mined materials, eliminating the need for trucking or hauling the material with heavy equipment or a fleet of diesel burning trucks over local roadways, also helping lessen its air quality impacts. Hi-Crush’s EMS, which went into effect earlier this year, is expected to optimize operations over time and improve environmental performance.

Future environmental performance goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing awareness by hosting meetings and open houses for the public, local government, and other stakeholders to discuss environmental performance and address concerns; along with participating in and/or leading local community beneficial projects;
  • Going beyond industry standards when rebuilding landscapes with full-phase reclamation projects, along with the planting of trees in or around the facility property and community areas;
  • Increasing water recycling efforts to reduce groundwater use; and,
  • Converting all pressure drop gauges to wireless feeds, allowing for real-time monitoring of all air filter-based pollution control devices.

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Last revised: Thursday August 09 2018