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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Tar Creek Site, OK.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/ROD-R06-84-004
Stock Number PB85-214021
OCLC Number 28636898
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Oklahoma.
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Tar Creek Site ; Site surveys ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Water wells ; Aquifers ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Ground water ; Metals ; Acids ; Sediments ; Surface water ; Oklahoma ; Watershed ; Zinc ; Lead(Metal) ; Cadmium ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA Region 6 ; Municipal wastes ; Land reclamation ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Mining wastes ; Liquid waste disposal ; Ottawa County(Oklahoma) ; Acid mine drainage
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R06-84-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/27/2009
NTIS  PB85-214021 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 114 pages
Since November 1979, the Tar Creek watershed has received highly mineralized acid mine discharges from flooded underground lead-zinc mines of the Picher Field in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. Upon cessation of mining activities, drifts and shafts of the abandoned mine works began to flood. The acid water reacted with the surrounding rock causing many of the metals present to dissolve, resulting in high concentrations of zinc, lead and cadmium in the water. Discharge of these acid ground waters at the surface has resulted in degradation of Tar Creek and could eventually affect the Roubidoux aquifer which is the region's current water supply. The cost-effective remedial alternative selected for this site includes: diversion and diking at two major inflow areas and possibly a third if it becomes an inflow site, the plugging of 66 Roubidoux aquifer wells, and implementation of a monitoring plan. The capital cost for diversion at the three sites and well plugging is estimated to be $4,000,000. The annual O&M costs are $5,000 for monitoring.
"06/06/84." "PB85-214021." "EPA/ROD-R06-84-004." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."