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

For Immediate Release:  September 27, 2022

Contact: Erin Hatfield, 405.437.8468

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a community meeting scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers, 110 W. 7th Avenue in Bristow. Participants will learn about the cleanup action that is underway at the Wilcox Oil Company Superfund site. Representatives from DEQ and EPA will be available for discussion and to answer questions related to the site. This is a come-and-go event with a short presentation at 6:15 pm, and the public will have the opportunity to talk directly with agency representatives and ask questions related to the site and the work being conducted.

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, DEQ Project Manager, at 405.702.5136.

Media inquiries should be directed to Erin Hatfield, DEQ, at 405.437.8468 or the EPA Press Office at 214.665.2200.