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Okla. adds waste clean up official
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2002

The state of Oklahoma will add a program coordinator to the Tar Creek Superfund site.

The coordinator with work with the federal government, tribes and local groups to clean up the site. Tar Creek contains huge piles of mine waste known as chat.

About 70 percent of the affected land is owned by Quapaw tribal members.

Get the Story:
State to upgrade Tar Creek plan (The Daily Oklahoman 8/27)

Relevant Links:
Tar Creek Information Site - http://www.tarcreek.org
Tar Creek, State of Oklahoma - http://www.deq.state.ok.us/LPDnew/Tarcreek
Tar Creek Site, EPA - http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/rodsites/0601269.htm

Related Stories:
EPA removing Tar Creek employee (8/15)
Senate panel questions Superfund status (8/1)
EPA changes mind on Superfund funds (7/22)
Bush cutting cleanup funds for Okla. site (7/2)
EPA criticized for Superfund cuts (7/2)
EPA cleanup funds being slashed (7/1)
Tar Creek mold confirmed (4/23)
Head of EPA urged to visit Okla. site (9/11)
BIA aiding cleanup of Okla. site (9/7)
End of mine waste moratorium praised (8/30)
Sale of mine waste cleared for Okla. Tribe (8/22)

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