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Battle to clean up Tar Creek turns partisan
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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003

Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for not doing enough to clean up a Superfund site that poses health risks to tribal members in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Tar Creek site contains 70 million tons of mine waste. Studies have shown heightened levels of lead in the air and water.

Most of the land affected is owned by members of the Quapaw Tribe.

Get the Story:
State GOP chief criticizes Carson on 'nonchalant' Tar Creek attitude (The Daily Oklahoman 3/20)

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:
Study confirms health dangers of Tar Creek (3/19)
Okla. governor threatens suit over waste cleanup (02/26)
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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