EPA and Tribal Officials Tour Tar Creek Superfund Site in NE OK - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

EPA and Tribal Officials Tour Tar Creek Superfund Site in NE OK

(Source the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality) (Source the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality)

TULSA, OK (KSWO)- As part of the Tribal Lands Forum conference, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency toured the Tar Creek Superfund site in Northeast Oklahoma, discussed progress on the site, and set future goals for the continuing cleanup.

Tar Creek, a former lead and zinc mine in Ottawa County, is one of the nation's oldest and most complex Superfund sites.

In addition to addressing mining waste and other environmental issues, the EPA plans to also clean up nearby residential properties and offer job training for area residents.

The state of Oklahoma, Quapaw Tribe, and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will assist in oversight and cleanup efforts.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lawton employee finds nine puppies in company dumpster

    Lawton employee finds nine puppies in company dumpster

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-22 22:02:15 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A Lawton man rescued a group of nine puppies he found in a dumpster outside his job.

    A Lawton man rescued a group of nine puppies he found in a dumpster outside his job.

  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:48:10 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

  • UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

    UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:04:24 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:47:41 GMT
    A general view of the Home Bargains store where a man is accused of an acid attack on a young boy, in Worcester, England, Sunday. British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm. (Matthew Cooper/PA via AP)A general view of the Home Bargains store where a man is accused of an acid attack on a young boy, in Worcester, England, Sunday. British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm. (Matthew Cooper/PA via AP)

    British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack that investigators think was deliberate.

    British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack that investigators think was deliberate.

Powered by Frankly