EPA changes mind on Superfund funds
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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2002

The Environmental Protection Agency is restoring cleanup funds to 11 toxic waste sites, The New York Times reports today, but one affecting Quapaw tribal members in Oklahoma isn't on the short list.

But EPA officials say that doesn't mean Tar Creek will go without money. The northeastern Oklahoma site has about 74 million tons of leftover mine waste.

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In a Reversal, E.P.A. Paying for Cleanup of Some Sites (The New York Times 7/22)
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Relevant Documents:
Affected Sites | EPA Report

Relevant Links:
Tar Creek Information Site -
Tar Creek, State of Oklahoma -
Tar Creek Site, EPA -

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