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Published on: 01/16/2014

DEQ to Hold Open House to Discuss Superfund Site in Bristow

News release


(Bristow, Okla.)  The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an open house scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014, to discuss the Wilcox Oil Company Superfund site. The open house will be held at the Bristow Library, located at 111 West 7th Ave., Bristow, Oklahoma. Representatives from DEQ will be available to discuss and answer questions related to the site. The public will have the opportunity to talk directly with agency representatives.

The Wilcox site was added to the National Priorities List (NPL), also known as Superfund, December 12, 2013. The Wilcox site consists of the former Lorraine/Wilcox Refinery and was used by two different refineries with overlapping boundaries from 1915 to 1965. The two refineries span approximately 125 acres. The site includes remnants of former oil refining operations and tank farms.

For more information about the Wilcox Oil Company Superfund Site, contact Bart Canellas, U.S. EPA Remedial Project Manager, at 214-665-6662 or Todd Downham, Oklahoma DEQ Project Manager, at 405-702-5136.