Presentation on theme: "MAPPING LUST IN LOS ANGELES Prioritizing Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup in Los Angeles County By Rickey Russell."— Presentation transcript:
MAPPING LUST IN LOS ANGELES Prioritizing Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup in Los Angeles County By Rickey Russell
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
OVER 1500 OPEN CASES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
750 Sites Have Been Identified as in Need of Cleanup… … So a Methodology to Prioritize Cleanup of the LUST in LA is Needed
Maybe LUST is an Environmental Justice Issue and correlates with Poverty Rates?
But it Seems the Location of LUST Shares a Stronger Correlation With Density
Maybe Water is a Better Way to Prioritize LUST Cleanup?
Sources LUST Data from State Water Control Board Poverty and Density Data from ACS Shape Files From CAL Atlas