There is a wealth of information on the internet regarding the Tar Creek Superfund Site.  We have listed below the most impressive studies we discovered either online or received via email from agencies working on a solution or at least a remedy for the dilemma:


Neuropsychological correlates of hair arsenic, manganese,

and cadmium levels in school-age children residing near

a hazardous waste site, Wright, Robert O., Amarasiriwardena, Chitra, Woolf, Alan D., Jim, Rebecca, Bellinger,  David C.

Harvard School of Public Health, USA, Children’s Hospital Boston, USA,  Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA,  Harvard Medical School, and L.E.A.D. Agency, Vinita, OK, accepted 12 October, 2005 for publication in Neurotoxicology, www.sciencedirect.com

Received PDF format copy of article from Dr. David Bellinger via email

Long Term Monitoring Report (Fourth Round of Semi-annual Roubidoux Samples) July 2005

by David A. Cates, P.E., Land Protection Division, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality--received from Mr. Cates via email

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Water-Resources Investigations Report 95–4150 

Title: Contamination of Wells Completed in the Roubidoux Aquifer by Abandoned Zinc and Lead Mines, Ottawa County, Oklahoma by Scott Christenson, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Developments in USGS Ground-Water Research:

Ground-Water Age Dating

by Scott Christenson, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, Oklahoma Water Science Center

Oklahoma Tar Creek Superfund Task Force:

All of the reports listed below are available online:

Governor's Task Force Final Report        

Chat Usage Subcommittee Final Report [PDF 1500 Kb]
Drainage and Flooding Subcommittee Report
[PDF 4000 Kb]

Health Effects Subcommittee Report - March 30, 2000 [PDF 54 Kb]

Health Effects Subcommittee Report - June 15, 2000 [PDF 17 Kb]

Health Effects Subcommittee Final Report -August 1, 2000 [PDF 12 Kb]

Mine Shaft Subcommittee Final Report [PDF 1200 Kb]

Native American Issues Subcommittee Report [PDF 32 Kb]

Natural Resources Damages Subcommittee Report [PDF 30 Kb]

Subsidence Subcommittee Final Report [PDF 164 Kb]

Water Quality Subcommittee Task 2 Report [PDF 497 Kb]

Task Force Presentation Slide Show [PPS 12.3Mb]

Report to Congress Tar Creek Superfund Site

by J. L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (cannot insert link for this one--requires rebooting of computer afterward--excellent resource however visit this at your own risk: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/tarcreek/tarcreekreport.pdf)

Hydrogeologic Investigation Report of the Boone Groundwater Basin, Northeastern Oklahoma by Noel I. Osborn, Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Hydrology and Ground-Water Quality in the Mine Workings within the Picher Mining District, Northeastern Oklahoma by K. L. DeHay, W. J. Andrews, M. P. Sughru,

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

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Water Quality Characteristics of Seepage and Runoff at Two Tailings Piles in the Picher Field, Prepared by OKLAHOMA WATER RESOURCES BOARD (prepared over twenty years ago)

Thumbnails of additional photographs and data

(Click on thumbnails to view data)











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