Study confirms health dangers of Tar Creek
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Homes near the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma are contaminated with unsafe levels of lead, according to research from the University of Oklahoma.

Acting on behalf of several tribes who have formed the Tribal Effort Against Lead committee, the researchers measured how quickly homes are contaminated by dust that contains lead. More than half of the homes tested showed unsafe levels.

The Tar Creek site contains 70 million tons of mine waste. The Quapaw Tribe is most affected.

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Study examines lead in Tar Creek dust (AP 3/19)

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