Oklahomans will have the opportunity to help the state clean up toxic chemicals in the coming weeks as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins its review of the toxic chemicals at the Oklahoman newspaper.
The agency is working on a list of more than 1,300 toxic chemicals found at Oklahoma businesses and homes in the wake of the August 1 fire at the newspaper’s offices.
The EPA is working with the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEP) to identify the chemicals and ensure they’re safe for consumption.
The Oklahoms can also help by donating to the Okla.gov cleanup fund.
The fund has raised more than $1.5 million for Oklahomenan businesses and residents affected by the fire.
The deadline for donations has passed, but it’s up to the public to make a tax-deductible donation through the state.
The funds will be used to help businesses pay cleanup costs, including for air and water systems and to cover other costs incurred.
Oklahoming businesses and individuals can donate through the Okalomans website, at the Oklahoma Health Department website, or by mail.
If you have a chemical you’d like to donate, please contact the EPA at the address below.
The Oklahoma Health department at 830-826-3913 or call 1-800-522-7669.
The state of Oklahoma at 919-972-1250.
Oklahoma City’s public health department can be reached at 1-888-543-2977.