Environmental officials and experts will be available to answer questions and address concerns about their work as well as activities at the Tar Creek Superfund site.

MIAMI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an Open House Event to learn about the progress of cleanup activities underway at the Tar Creek Superfund Site and other environmental protection efforts in the region.

The event takes place Tuesday, March 27 at the NEO A&M College Calcagno Family Ballroom, 2001 I St. NE in Miami, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Community participation is encouraged and welcomed.

Representatives from EPA Regions 6 and 7, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Local Environmental Action Demanded (L.E.A.D.) Agency, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Spring River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS), Grand River Dam Authority, and the Pittsburg State University providing research results related to the bird community response to remediation efforts.

All participants will staff booths and share information about site remediation, investigation, human health, and environmental health. These representatives will be available to answer questions and address concerns about their work as well as activities at the Tar Creek Superfund site.

Cleanup efforts are focused on protecting human health, especially the health of young children. This meeting is being held at a fully accessible facility that is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For any questions regarding this event please contact Janetta Coats, EPA Region 6 Community Involvement Coordinator, at 214-665-7308, Coats.janetta@epa.gov, or 1-800-533-3508 (toll-free).

To learn more about the EPA’s Superfund program and the Tar Creek Superfund/Tri‐state Mining District visit: https://www.epa.gov/superfund.