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Okla. governor threatens suit over waste cleanup
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2003

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) is threatening a lawsuit over the Tar Creek Superfund site.

Henry said he would give the federal government six months to take concrete action to clean up 74 million tons of mine waste at the site, which mostly affects land owned by members of the Quapaw Tribe. The waste contains high levels of lead, zinc and cadmium, which are dangerous to humans.

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Henry threatens to file suit over Tar Creek cleanup (The Shawnee News-Star 2/26)

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:
White House to release Tar Creek study (09/13)
Okla. adds waste clean up official (8/27)
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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