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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup - LUST

Picture of groundbreaking.
DNR is overseeing the cleanup of abandoned underground storage tank sites at 68 sites across Missouri.
This sign was displayed in McGirk during the cleanup activities.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes funding to address abandoned underground storage tanks, such as those found at former gasoline stations on the corner of many downtowns. Missouri has received $3.254 million to assist communities with tank closure, assessment and cleanup of these former underground storage tanks facilities. Assessing and cleaning up these former properties may make them available for redevelopment for new businesses or the expansion of existing businesses which may create or sustain many jobs throughout the state.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund have selected eligible sites that do not have a responsible party or funding to receive the Recovery Act funding. The priority given to these sites will allow the state to assess and clean up these sites that may have otherwise remained vacant for years. The selected sites are included in the fundable list below and is subject to change as private consultants conduct their assessments. If a site is removed from the fundable list, the department will then move site(s) up from the contingency list as funding becomes available. For more information on the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Recovery Act projects, contact the Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-6822 or by email to

Contact Information

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Hazardous Waste Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
800-361-4827 or 573-751-6822 email

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