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EPA wants to remove lead from Wilcox Oil Superfund site to protect its workers

The Wilcox Oil Company Superfund site in Bristow is seen in this undated photo from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's archives. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

The Wilcox Oil Company Superfund site in Bristow is seen in this undated photo from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's archives. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

BRISTOW — Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must remove much of it soon to protect its workers. The Wilcox Oil Company in Bristow, about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa, contaminated as many as 150 acres with high levels of lead in the half-century between 1915 and...
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