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MAPPING LUST IN LOS ANGELES Prioritizing Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup in Los Angeles County By Rickey Russell.

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1 MAPPING LUST IN LOS ANGELES Prioritizing Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup in Los Angeles County By Rickey Russell

2 LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (LUST) ARE A MAJOR SOURCE OF GROUNDWATR CONTAMINATION IN CALIFORNIA 1 Cent of Every Gallon of Gas Goes Towards LUST Cleanup, $100 Million Annually Still, a Large Backlog of Cases Exist in California Over 10,000 Cases Statewide There is no Established System to Prioritize Site Cleanup Within the State

3 OVER 1500 OPEN CASES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

4 750 Sites Have Been Identified as in Need of Cleanup… … So a Methodology to Prioritize Cleanup of the LUST in LA is Needed

5 Maybe LUST is an Environmental Justice Issue and correlates with Poverty Rates?

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7 But it Seems the Location of LUST Shares a Stronger Correlation With Density

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9 Maybe Water is a Better Way to Prioritize LUST Cleanup?

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13 Sources LUST Data from State Water Control Board Poverty and Density Data from ACS Shape Files From CAL Atlas


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