Through cleanup, former underground storage tank (UST) sites become assets to their communities. Vacant UST properties in cities and towns are often on busy street corners and main thoroughfares, making them potential opportunities for economic development, community development, and neighborhood revitalization.
In working with the UST program and the resources provided through it, cleanup has taken place and new businesses, public facilities and recreational areas have been developed on the sites where unused gas pumps, old canopies and vacant building once stood.
For example: The owner of this UST site (see right) in Morehead, Ky., transformed this property into a new credit union. See the full story in a past issue of the UST Program newsletter, the UST Quarterly (Volume 1, Issue 3).
“Underground storage tank (UST) cleanups benefit the Commonwealth by protecting public health and preserving the natural resource quality and diversity that make Kentucky a great place to live, work and play,” said Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. “As added benefits, UST cleanups improve property value and remove obstacles to redevelopment.”
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