News Releases from Region 06
MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA and ODEQ Officials to Honor Transformation of Collinsville, Okla., Superfund Site into Habitat for Honeybees
(DALLAS – July 30, 2019) Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Regional Administrator David W. Gray, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Scott Thompson, and other officials will recognize stakeholders at the former Tulsa Fuel and Manufacturing site for excellence in Superfund site reuse. EPA will recognize James and Courtney Deming of Shadow Mountain Honey Company, Jay Ide of Ide’s Gary Avenue Gold Honey and others for their roles in reusing this formerly contaminated property as habitat for rescued honeybee hives.
WHO: EPA Acting Regional Administrator David W. Gray
ODEQ Executive Director Scott Thompson
Collinsville Assistant City Manager Craig Stokes
Other EPA, state, and local officials
WHAT: Presentation of EPA Greenovations Award for Innovation in Superfund Site Reuse
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31
11 am CDT
WHERE: 1.3 miles south of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Old U.S. Highway 169
Credentialed media: please RSVP to R6Press@epa.gov.