Hardage-Criner NPL Site

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North Criner Creek


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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Case Description

The Hardage-Criner site covers 40 to 60 acres near Criner,Oklahoma. The site consists of several surface impoundments and a drum burial area. More than 18 million gallons (bulk and containerized liquids and solids) were disposed of at the site, which was licensed by the State to accept industrial wastes. Substances found on-site include pesticides, solvents, alcohols, waste oils, paints, acids, caustics, and metal sludges. In 1976, the State found that on-site monitoring wells were contaminated. Subsequently, the State initiated an administrative enforcement action against the owner. An EPA inspection in 1979 also detected contamination of ground water and surface water. The State of Oklahoma and Department of the Interior - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are trustees for natural resources at this site.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 10/01/2007

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Case Contact

Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office

Tulsa, OK | (918) 581-7458 | http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/oklahoma/

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