The funds are to be used for “a combination of on-site and off-site restoration actions to restore, replace, rehabilitate and / or acquire the equivalent of natural resources and their associated services,” says the restoration plan.
The council, which includes representatives from federal and state agencies and affected Indian tribes, was established under federal law to guide public compensation for site assessment and restoration of damage to natural resources. of Northeast Oklahoma Mining.
The site is part of the 2,500 square mile Tri-State Mining District, which includes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Lead and zinc mining began in the district around 1848 and continued until the 1970s, leaving widespread contamination, notably at Tar Creek and three other Superfund sites.
The board’s job is to assess damage, recover pecuniary and other damages and make restorations.
The project can be viewed online at tinyurl.com/2ds4ttkj. Copies are also available for in-person review at the Office of Indian Affairs office, 10 S. Treaty Road in Miami.
The deadline for comments is January 10, 2022. Comments can be submitted by email to [email protected]