Residents File Suit Over Oklahoma Mining Superfund Site

Date: May 15, 2003

Source: News Room

Residents and property owners living within the former Picher Mining Field in Oklahoma, one of the nation's most notorious hazardous waste sites, have filed a class-action lawsuit. Approximately 50 million tons of lead wastes have been left over from mining operations. Many of these lead chat piles approach 200 feet in height and lie within populated areas. The complaint charges Asarco Inc., Blue Tee Corp., Goldfield's Mining Corp., NL Industries Inc., Childress Royalty Company and The Doe Run Corp. with disposing of lead mining wastes.

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