PITTSBURG, KS.--- A lecture series at Pittsburg State University brings art, science and politics together to take an indepth look at the Tar Creek Superfund Site. The two day series featured a variety of events including an art exhibit showcasing pictures of mined communities like Picher and Cardin. A panel discussion was held this morning, it featured Tar Creek Basin Committee Founder John Sparkman, Nuclear Engineer E.D. Keheley, Author Gene Bicknell and Communication Professor Alicia Mason. They discussed the Picher buyout and the role the site currently plays in the region.
"Kind of reinforce that this place is still there and this place still affects people," said Rhona Shand, Art Department Chair.
The series ended this afternoon with an open discussion on the Superfund Site. The Tar Creek Art Exhibit will be up until November 13th at PSU's Porter Hall.
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