Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) sites exist in thousands of communities across the United States ranging from remote to large urban settings. Many of them are located in economically distressed communities.
To help understand the communities near LUST sites, EPA collected data on the population living within three, one, and a quarter mile(s) of LUST sites.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Population Surrounding 66,622 Open LUST Sites (PDF)(3 pp, 468 K)
Population data is from the 2015-2018 American Community Survey. Sites are as of late-2018 to mid-2019 depending on state data.