Table 1 - Leaking Underground Storage Tank Releases and Cleanups

Table 1 - Leaking Underground Storage Tank Releases and Cleanups

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  FY 1990 FY 1992 FY 1994 FY 1996 FY 1998 FY 2000
Total confirmed releases 87,528 184,457 270,567 317,488 371,387 412,392
Cleanups initiated 51,770 129,074 209,797 252,615 314,965 367,603
Percentage of total 59% 70% 78% 80% 85% 89%
Cleanups completed 16,905 55,444 107,448 152,683 203,247 249,759
Percentage of total 19% 30% 40% 48% 55% 61%

NOTE: Data are cumulative.

SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, Corrective Action Measures Archive, available at http://www.epa.gov/, as of December 2000.