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Mapping Toxic Waste – Creating an interactive tool to build awareness

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Mapping Toxic Waste – Creating an interactive tool to build awareness

Creating an interactive tool to build awareness AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange maps the extent of the Tar Creek Superfund Site in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, to alert local authorities and residents of the risks of increased flooding When Jessica Tran began working with Local Environmental Action Demanded (LEAD) in September 2020, she knew the community nonprofit […]

Community Insights: Mapping the pollution to create the solution

The Tar Creek in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, runs directly through a 40-square-mile Superfund site, full of giant mounds of toxic mining waste—a fine, white sand-and-gravel mix known as “chat,” easily blown away by the breeze—that is polluting the entire county’s drinking water, yards and fields.  Local Environmental Action Demanded (LEAD) Agency, a community-led non-profit environmental […]