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Raising Awareness of Lead's Dangers-Sesame Street Crew.

National Campaign Launches to Protect Children and Families from Lead Poisoning
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Making a Difference at the Tar Creek Superfund Site
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Local Environmental Action Demanded (L.E.A.D.) Agency is a non-profit corporation organized under IRS Sec. 501(c)(3). We organized in 1997 with the following goals:

•Educate the community on environmental concerns in Northeast Oklahoma
•Take action to counter environmental hazards that put Northeast Oklahoma's residents
 at risk both physically and financially
•Conduct environmental workshops and seminars concerning environmental issues
 in Northeast Oklahoma and other areas
•Enhance our efforts by partnering with other environmental organizations throughout
 Oklahoma and the nation


Since the time of our establishment, our membership has worked diligently to inform the community of issues in several different areas. These areas include awareness of Tar Creek related health and environmental issues, and all other local issues involving solid waste, air and water quality.

L.E.A.D. Agency, Inc. was awarded the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide a review of documents concerning the Tar Creek Superfund Site, and report the findings of that review to the community. We have also been actively involved in the Tar Creek Superfund Site in other ways. Some of these include:

•Promoting chat regulations and guidelines
•Pushing for testing Miami schools, parks, day care facilities and homes for lead
•Encouraging continuation of remedial work on contaminated yards
•Promoting lead safety measures in Picher and Cardin, including lead-based paint
 abatement
•Demanding true cleanup and restoration
•Providing the Tooth Fairy Project, testing lead levels in the deciduous teeth of children

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Our membership has also promoted air monitoring near chat piles and participated in awareness studies of indoor air duct hazards from chat dust. We also partnered with the University of Tulsa in an important survey and study of the health impacts of mold in homes that resulted from the initial remedial work performed in the Picher/Cardin area.

In our capacity as activists, we have also been involved with promoting recycling as a solution to solid waste, while fighting illegal dumping, proposed landfills and incinerators. We also host or participate in public meetings on such issues as municipal and non-point discharges, commercial poultry operations and other issues affecting the water quality of Tar Creek, the Neosho and Spring Rivers and ultimately, Grand Lake.

These are but a few of the many responsibilities undertaken by L.E.A.D. Agency. We perform these functions while operating entirely on donations, grants, membership dues and the help of some wonderful volunteers. We look forward to having you join us in our efforts and encourage you to attend our next regular meeting or contact us for further information.

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View Recent CNN Interview, Tale of a Toxic Town, with Orval "Hoppy" Ray and Rebecca Jim here:

 

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