As I have driven around Picher Oklahoma and done research and thought has crossed my mind more than once. "If the chat piles, land and water sources are contaminated what effect is it having on the local wildlife? I have seen new drainage canals that have been cut for the runoff from chat piles, is this safe? Just a couple of thoughts. Here is a picture of a new canal for drainage. Plus one of the creek that runs through the town. Made for a beautiful picture I think.