Watchdog group files lawsuit against state officials regarding Tar Creek Superfund site

By: Jessica Sanchez, KFOR Oklahoma News 4, November 27, 2017

PICHER, Okla. – A watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against two Oklahoma leaders regarding corruption at a Superfund site.

On Monday, the group ‘Campaign for Accountability’ announced that it had filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Oklahoma County against Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones.

CfA alleges that Hunter and Jones failed to release copies of audits and documents related to corruption allegations associated with the management of the Tar Creek Reclamation site in the state.

The Tar Creek Superfund site is one of the most polluted areas on the planet. The water in Tar Creek water runs red with poisonous lead. The chat piles, man-made mountains of toxic bedrock, loom. The land surface is at risk of collapsing into cavernous mine structures below.

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