C.R. Huntley Station has 26 groundwater monitoring wells, 20 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 25, 2010 and October 26, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, arsenic, boron, manganese, chromium and cadmium.Site description
The C.R. Huntley Station, a coal-fired power station in Tonawanda, New York, owned and operated by NRG Huntley Power, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, retired in March 2016. Huntley Station is located along the Niagara River and began operation in 1940s. The station sent flyash, bottom ash, pyrites, and wastewater treatment sludges to its 117 acre landfill.
This facility is among the U.S. EPA's list of potential damage cases, indicating that it has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water levels which threaten human health and the environment.