LUST Plagues Michigan

Posted June 26th, 2012

Michigan Is Struggling Under the Burden of Orphan Leaky Abandoned Storage Tanks

There are some 9,100 LUSTS (Leaky Underground Storage  Tanks) in Michigan.  Fourteen hundred of these pose an immediate threat to groundwater. The average cost for a LUST

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cleanup is $400,000.  State laws favoring landowners have left the state with some 4500 “orphan” sites to pay cleanup on, after the gasoline vendors pocketed their money and moved on.

Cleanup of these orphan sites would take 90 years and cost the state $1.8 billion.  Michigan is broke.

More details from the Circle of Blue Website.