Tar Creek Superfund Site work continues
December 29, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — On a cloudy, misty day the view from the top of the Fisher Chat Pile, which towers some 150 to 200 feet above the ghost town of Picher, offers a scope and feel that fits the seemingly never-ending 40-square-mile cleanup project area that is the Tar Creek Superfund Site.
Dozens more of the gray mountains like Fisher — the largest have nicknames, others have designators like CP-007 — are randomly scattered from Picher toward the town of Commerce, north across the Kansas border and east toward Missouri.
They are ghostly monuments made of gray chat — pea-sized flakes...