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Tom Thomas is staying in Picher

From: Gideon Thompson
Length: 03:48

Tom Thomas, a lifetime resident of Picher, Oklahoma, is one of very few staying in the town even after it closes. Read the full description.

Kosu_small The town of Picher, Oklahoma is closing in September. Picher is located in the center of the Tar Creek Superfund Site, one of the largest hazardous waste clean up sites in the country. But, some Picher lifers will not be leaving town in September, even if it means they'll be back to using outhouses.

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The town of Picher, Oklahoma is closing in September. Picher is located in the center of the Tar Creek Superfund Site, one of the largest hazardous waste clean up sites in the country. But, some Picher lifers will not be leaving town in September, even if it means they'll be back to using outhouses.

Broadcast History

Aired on July 14, 2009 on KOSU in Stillwater, OK.

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