List of Superfund sites in Oklahoma

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Oklahoma designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of May 2, 2010, there were eight Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Oklahoma.[2] One more site has been proposed for entry on the list and five others have been cleaned up and removed from it.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

  Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
  Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed[3] Construction
OKD980620983 Compass Industries (Avery Drive) Tulsa Soil contamination by waste aviation fuel, oily sludges, miscellaneous solvents, acids, caustics, bleaches, benzene and PCBs from former industrial waste dumping in municipal landfill, counter to permit and regulations.[7] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984
OKD007188717 Double Eagle Refinery Co. Oklahoma Soil and sludge contaminated by lead and soil and sediments contaminated by xylene, ethylbenzene and TCE.[8] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
OKD980696470 Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Oklahoma Sludge contaminated by lead and chrysene and soil and sediment contaminated by phenanthrene and naphthalene.[9] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
OKD000400093 Hardage/Criner McClain Groundwater and soil contaminated with metals, polychlorinated biphenyls, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, volatile organic compounds.[10][11] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
OKD082471988 Hudson Refinery Payne Soil, sediment and surface water contamination by TEL, hydrogen sulfide, benzene, hydrochloric acid, hydrosulphuric acid, hydrogen fluoride, mercury, arsenic, chromium, ammonia, calcium hypochlorite and asbestos.[12] 04/23/1999 07/22/1999
OK0002024099 Imperial Refining Company Carter Waste piles, soil and contaminated by benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene, PAHs, oil and grease, and metals including arsenic, from refining operations that ended in 1934.[13] 05/11/2000 07/27/2000
OKD980620868 Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill Oklahoma Groundwater contamination by benzene and vinyl chloride from former disposal of around two million gallons of industrial waste into unlined pits.[14] 06/24/1988 02/21/1990
Proposed for 09/2010
OKD000829440 National Zinc Corp. Washington Lead, cadmium and arsenic contamination of soil from former zinc smelting operations.[15][16] 05/10/1993
OKD091598870 Oklahoma Refining Co. Caddo Debris, groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment contamination by base neutral acids, metals, PAHs and VOCs.[17] 06/24/1988 02/21/1990
OKD980748446 Sand Springs Petrochemical Complex Tulsa Soil, sludge, concrete and debris contaminated by base neutral acids, metals, PAHs and VOCs.[18] 09/08/1983 06/10/1986
OKD980629844 Tar Creek Ottawa Groundwater, surface water, soil, and fish tissue contaminated with cadmium, iron, lead, zinc.[19][20][21] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
OKD980620967 Tenth Street Dump/Junkyard Oklahoma PCB contamination of soil from former salvage yard, junk yard and landfill operations.[22] 01/22/1987 07/22/1987
OK1571724391 Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma Groundwater contamination by chlorinated solvents and hexavalent chromium.[23] 03/29/1985 07/22/1987
OKD987096195 Tulsa Fuel and Manufacturing Tulsa Soil contamination by heavy metals including lead, cadmium and arsenic from former zinc smelting operations.[24] ??/??/1998 01/19/1999
OK0001010917 Wilcox Oil Company Creek Soil contamination by oil and oil refinement. Lead, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS) contamination. 5/14/2013 12/12/2013

See also[edit]


  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c "National Priorities List". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Compass Industries (Avery Drive)" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Double Eagle Refinery Co" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Hardage/Criner" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  11. ^ "Hardage/Criner Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Hudson Refinery" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  13. ^ "Imperial Refining Company" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  14. ^ "Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  15. ^ "National Zinc Corp" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  16. ^ "National Zinc Corp. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  17. ^ "Oklahoma Refining Co. site progress profile". EPA. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  18. ^ "Sand Springs Petrochemical Complex" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  19. ^ "Tar Creek". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  20. ^ "Tar Creek (Ottawa County) Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Picher, OK Article". Abandoned Oklahoma. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  22. ^ "enth Street Dump/Junkyard" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  23. ^ "Tinker Air Force (Soldier Creek/Building 3001)" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  24. ^ "Tulsa Fuel & Manufacturing" (PDF). EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 

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