DEQ and EPA to Hold Community Meeting to Discuss Superfund Site in Bristow

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2017

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a community meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to discuss the Wilcox Oil Company Superfund site. The community meeting will be held at the Bristow Library, located at 111 West 7th Avenue in Bristow. Representatives from DEQ and EPA will be available to discuss and answer questions related to the site. Participants will learn about the Superfund Process, recent sampling events and future plans for the site. The public will have the opportunity to talk directly with agency representatives from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by a brief presentation and open time for questions.

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 150 acres. The site includes remnants of former oil refining operations and tank farms.

For more information about the Wilcox Oil Company Superfund Site, contact Katrina Higgins-Coltrain, U.S. EPA Remedial Project Manager, at 214-665-8143 or Todd Downham, Oklahoma DEQ Project Manager, at 405-702-5136.

Press inquiries should be directed to DEQ’s Erin Hatfield at 405-702-7119 or the EPA Press Office at 214-665-2200.