leaking underground storage tank

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leaking underground storage tank (LUST)

An underground tank that is leaking or spilling hazardous fluids into the soil or groundwater. In 1986 Congress established the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to

• Oversee cleanups by responsible parties

• Enforce cleanups by recalcitrant parties

• Pay for cleanups at sites where the owner or operator is unknown, unwilling, or unable to respond or which require emergency action.

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This is the case even though insureds have generally prevailed in cases concerning insurance disputes resulting from leaking underground storage tanks.
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks: Leaking underground storage tanks are a significant source of contamination and may pose the following potential threats to health and safety: exposure from impacts to soil and/or groundwater; contamination of drinking water aquifers; contamination of public or private drinking water wells; inhalation of vapors.
This began with the single issue of abandoned hazardous waste sites, but rapidly evolved to include other environmental concerns such as radon, asbestos, lead-based paint, and leaking underground storage tanks.
Examples of contaminates the report screens for include leaking underground storage tanks, hazardous waste sites and Superfund sites.
The Attorney General and DEQ are seeking $3,364,400 in fines and penalties from Bulk Petroleum for its multiple violations of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, specifically Part 213, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST), and Part 201, Environmental Remediation.
Harvey, II, MAI, testified before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Committee on Financial Services today regarding the damaging effects environmental contamination, such as leaking underground storage tanks, poses on communities and the value of real estate.
Noting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed there are at least 314,700 leaking underground storage tanks in cities and towns across the nation, NLC joined the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in filing an amicus brief before the Indiana Supreme Court.
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