Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust votes to disband

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) lauded the Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust (LICRAT) at the Tar Creek Superfund Site on Monday for completing its work of helping residents and businesses in Picher and Cardin, Oklahoma, to voluntarily relocate.

“I have long been involved assisting residents and businesses with remediation work at the Tar Creek Superfund Site," Inhofe said. "This site has been listed as the most severe site on EPA’s National Priorities List, which required a coordinated effort to address it. This partnership included Gov. Brad Henry’s administration and now the administration of Gov. Mary Fallin, as well as the University of Oklahoma, the Quapaw Tribe, EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Oklahoma Departments of Environmental Quality and of Agriculture."

Inhofe noted one of the principal partners in the work has been LICRAT, which consists of a volunteer board.

Members of LICRAT voted last week to disband the trust now that its work is over.

“President Reagan would sometimes remark, ‘Nothing is so permanent than a temporary government program,’ " Inhofe said. "Last week, the Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust at the Tar Creek Superfund Site voted to dissolve, demonstrating an exception to that all too common trend."


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