Glossary

Badger Subsite: Portion of Operable Unit 6, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Baxter Springs, KS: Operable Unit 3, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Chat:  Course-grained waste rock usually collected in large piles.

 Crestline, KS: Portion of Operable Unit 6, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Cherokee County:  Located in the southeast corner of Kansas; 115 square miles of southeast Cherokee County represents the Kansas portion of the Tri-State Mining District.

 Galena, KS: Operable Units 1 (Alternate Water Supply), 5 (Ground Water/Surface Water), and 7 (Residential Soils); Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Jasper and Newton Counties, MO: Located in southwest Missouri represents the Missouri portion of the Tri-State Mining District.

 Lawton, KS: Portion of Operable Unit 6, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Ottawa County, OK:  Located in northeast Oklahoma, represents the Oklahoma portion of the Tri-State Mining District.

 Spring River/Empire Lake: Operable Unit 2, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Subsidence: Surface feature resulting from the collapse of underground mine workings.  Subsidences can be either dry, or fill with groundwater or surficial runoff.

 Tailings:  Fine-grained waste rock usually collected in ponds.

Treece, KS: Operable Unit 4, Cherokee County Superfund Site.

 Tri State Mining District:  2,500 square-mile area, including portions of southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma, mined from the 1850s to the 1970s for lead, cadmium, and zinc.

 Waco, KS: Portion of Operable Unit 6, Cherokee County Superfund Site.