Sometimes, Underground Storage Tanks leak. For these locations, we’ve created our Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database. The leaks are usually caused by a defect in the tank, such as corrosion or holes drilled through it for installation purposes.
If you own or live near a property with an underground storage tank that is leaking, there is potential liability to your property and offsite water supplies. Property owners may be liable under federal law even when they did not have knowledge of the leak until after it occurred (RCRA).
HazardHub provides the distance to the nearest Leaking Underground Storage Tank, as well as the total number of leaking tanks within 1/4 mile of any location in the US.