Funding cutbacks at Tar Creek and Hudson refinery superfund sites

Monday, July 1st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Washington-AP) -- Cleanup work at toxic waste sites in Oklahoma and 17 other states will be curtailed or even halted under a Bush administration plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the Bush administration wants to reduce spending for the nation's Superfund program.

E-P-A Administrator Christie Whitman previously announced planned cutbacks. And an E-P-A inspector general's report made public today shows which sites would be affected.

The report says 33 Superfund sites in 18 states would no longer get money beginning next fiscal year.

The special cleanup fund is running out of money.

There are two sites affected in Oklahoma _ the Hudson Oil refinery in Cushing and Tar Creek in eastern Oklahoma.