Phone interview with David Cates, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma City, OK, November, 2005

Phone interview with Ann Backus, Harvard School of Health, November, 2005

Phone interview with Susan Waldron, Ottawa County Health Department, November, 2005

Phone interview with Rebecca Jim, Director, L.E.A.D., Agency, Miami, OK, November, 2005

Wright, Robert O., Amarasiriwardena, Chitra, Woolf, Alan D., Jim, Rebecca, Bellinger,  David C., Neuropsychological correlates of hair arsenic, manganese, and cadmium levels in school-age children residing near a hazardous waste site, 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,

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

Seventh Annual Tar Creek Conference, multiple presenters, Spring, 2005

State of Oklahoma, Gov. Frank Keating’s Tar Creek Superfund Task Force Final Report, Office of the Secretary of Environment,  10-1-2000,  27 p., PDnew/Tarcreek/GovrTaskForce/tarcreek.pdf 

includes cost estimates, photographs of proposed wetlands, flood plan, Picher flooding, Index for above reports:

Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., Julie Louise, Oct. 2004, Report to Congress, Tar Creek Superfund Site  included diagrams and maps of mine tailings, soil and children’s lead level diagrams, major lead exposure pathways, tarcreekreport.pdf#search=Report%20to%20CongressTar%


Knudson, Myron O., P.E., Superfund Division,, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Five-Year Review, Tar Creek Superfund Site, April, 11, 2000,'FIVEYEAR%20REVIEWTAR%20CREEK%


OK Department of Environmental Quality, Summary of Roubidoux Water Quality Tests for Phase II After Action Monitoring at the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Ottawa County, OK, EPA Cooperative Agreement #V-006449-01-N, September 2002,'


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Cates, P.E., David, Land Protection Division, OK Department of Environmental Quality, letter July 28, 2005 and Long Term Monitoring Report (Fourth Round of Semi-annual Roubidoux Samples), July 2005, received via email from Mr. Cates after phone conversation.

Other Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Tar Creek Reports:

Osborn, Noel I.,  Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Technical Report GW2001-2, Hydrogeologic Investigation Report of the Boone Groundwater Basin, Northeastern Oklahoma, July 2001, contains map of the Boone Groundwater Basin, northeastern Oklahoma; Land use map of the Picher mining district area (modified from U.S. Geological Survey, 1990);  stratigraphic column of northeastern Oklahoma;  Surface geology of the Boone Groundwater Basin (modified from Cederstrand, 1996a,b); elevation map of the base of the Boone Groundwater Basin;  and Potentiometric map of the Boone GW Basin (Figure 9),'Noel%20I.%20OsbornTechnical%


Cherokee Nation, 1999, Brief History of Treaties,

Varner, D., Skipton, S., Hay, D., and Jasa, P., 1996, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Publication,  Drinking Water: Sulfates and Hydrogen Sulfide, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992

U.S. Geological Survey, 1990, Drinking Water Regulations and Health Advisories,


Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Tar Creek Field Investigation Task 1.2, Water Quality Characteristics of Seepage and Runoff at Two Tailings Piles in the Picher Field, Ottawa County Oklahoma, March 1983,


Christenson, S.C., Parkhurst, D.L., and Fairchild, R.W., 1990, Geohydrology and water quality of the Roubidoux aquifer, northeastern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-file Report 90-570,  110 p., 1 plate (plate available in Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 96),
Last modified: Tue May 18 14:35:35 1999

Christenson, S.C., 1995, Contamination of wells completed in the Roubidoux aquifer by abandoned zinc and lead mines, Ottawa County, Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report, 95-4105, 114 p., 1995, then follow link to PDF file

Christenson, S.C., 1995,  Developments in USGS Ground-Water Research: Ground-Water Age Dating, U.S. Geological Survey, photographs

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Photograph Resource online: photo of house with chat plus photo of mines,


Oklahoma Water Resources Board website: Source of waterbodies map of NE Oklahoma

Oklahoma Surface Water Resources,


Clifford, Jerry, Regional Admin., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Record of Decision on Residential Areas—Operable Unit 2, Tar Creek Superfund Site, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, Aug.  1997,

Hydrology and Ground-Water Quality in the Mine Workings within the Picher Mining District, Northeastern Oklahoma, by DeHay, Kelli L., Andrews, William J.and Sughru,  Michael P. , 2002–03 Scientific Investigations Report 2004–5043, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey

Contains photographs of chat piles around baseball diamond, mine tailings, cherty dolomite boulder, ground water quality., ground water altitudes, surface water elevations, recharge dates of water.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2003, Health effects of lead, December 13, 2003, at

US Fish and Wildlife website:  Final Partial Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Addressing Injuries to Migratory Birds and Threatened and Endangered Species at the Tar Creek Superfund Site, Ottawa County, OK, http:\\\library

Background images: 

Absolute Background Textures Archive,


and Microsoft Office

Group Project completed for ES 351: Introduction to Geospatial Analysis

Completed December 8, 2005

Group: Gina Manders, Brenda Zabriskie, Bud Williams


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