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By Kevin Hardy
The Kansas City Star 

Sand mines booming in Kansas but neighbors object


September 27, 2019

LINWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Northeast Kansas farmer Mark Tinberg views his work as a calling.

But the land is vanishing out from under him.

More than 600 acres of crop fields he tended have been lost to commercial development over the years. Factories, warehouses, housing developments and even mining operations have popped up in corn and soybean fields along the Kansas River.

He views a 220-acre sand mine proposed near his Linwood home as just the latest assault on American farmland. He and his neighbors also worry the project will threaten the quality of their well water, pollute the area with...

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