Tar Creek

Directed By
Matt Myers
Produced By
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Best Local Issue
2011
Tar Creek
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Tar Creek
95
Minutes
Minute
Resources
,
Pollution
,
Crisis
2009

The story of the worst environmental disaster you’ve never heard of: the Tar Creek Superfund site. Once one of the largest lead and zinc mines on the planet, Tar Creek is now home to more than 40 square miles of environmental devastation in northeastern Oklahoma: acid mine water in the creeks, stratospheric lead poisoning in the children, and sinkholes that melt backyards and ball fields. As Tar Creek reveals, America’s Superfund sites aren’t just environmental wastelands; they’re community tragedies, too. Until the community fights back.

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