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Ceremony to Highlight Start of Cleanup at Quinton Superfund Site

Release Date: 8/11/1997
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

Federal, state and local officials will gather Thursday to kick off the cleanup of the Quinton Smelter Superfund site. A zinc smelter operated at the 65-acre site from about 1919 to about 1931, contaminated the area with heavy metals, particularly lead and arsenic. The cleanup will prevent further contamination from erosion and rain run-off and make the area safer for a planned regional school.

Thursday, August 14, 1997
11:00 a.m.

High School Stadium
Quinton, Oklahoma

Myron Knudson, Region 6 Superfund Division Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mark S. Coleman, Executive Director
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Roy Stockton, Quinton Mayor