Creek County (Oklahoma) residents expressed concerns about a newly-opened RV park in Bristow, across the street from a superfund site under investigation by the EPA.
According to a report, the park is located near the Turner Turnpike exit and Route 66. A few people are staying temporarily while others have moved in permanently. Co-owners Bill Newton and Robert Scott purchased the six acres together.
“Everything. It’s our retirement, we’ve invested about half a million. Our savings are depleted,” said Newton and Scott. However, residents have been concerned about their safety since the park opened.
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently working on one phase of the cleanup process. Workers will remove about 30 to 35,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from an old tank farm.
One of the more contaminated locations on the site is known as the processing area. It is centered under the now closed Bristow Assembly of God Church building and parsonage.
Jodi Lloyd attended services at the church when it was still on the superfund site. She noticed people getting sick, so she collected data from congregation members and said some members had seizures during services.
Lloyd’s data shows some members have also reported a cancer diagnosis, and some even had surgeries to remove their gallbladders.
“Logic would tell me if they are telling someone they need to leave the parsonage, if they’re coming in and bringing equipment and fencing and going the effort to clean up, it must not be that nice to live around,” said Lloyd.
In June, the Department of Environmental Quality hosted a public meeting about the cleanup process.
This story originally appeared on Fox News.