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Carson promises Tar Creek proposal will be his last
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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003

Representative Brad Carson (D-Oklahoma) said his proposal to buy out landowners in Tar Creek will finally solve one of the worst Superfund messes.

Carson plans to introduce The Tar Creek Restoration Act this week. It could cost up to $50 million to relocate all willing homeowners, an idea that was endorsed by former Gov. Frank Keating (R).

Gov. Brad Henry (D) has grown tired of waiting for the federal government to act and a new report on Tar Creek supports buyouts, The Tulsa World reported.

Other Oklahoma politicians don't think Carson's plan will work. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) is supporting an inter-agency agreement to clean up the site.

Tar Creek contains 70 millions tons of mine waste. Most of the land is owned by Quapaw tribal members.

Get the Story:
Tar Creek area residents welcome relocation boost (AP 5/5)
Carson, Inhofe differ over solution to Tar Creek issue (The Miami News-Record 5/5)
Tar Creek plan multifaceted (The Daily Oklahoman 5/3)
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Carson Announces Tar Creek Buy-Out Plan (Brad Carson 5/3)

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:
Legislation would buy out Tar Creek residents (5/2)
Congressman says Tar Creek report being held up (4/28)
Battle to clean up Tar Creek turns partisan (03/20)
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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