Chesterfield Power Station

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Chesterfield Power Station has 61 groundwater monitoring wells, 46 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 07, 2010 and November 19, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, manganese, arsenic, sulfate, lithium, radium, boron, molybdenum, beryllium, ammonia, chromium and lead.

Site description

Dominion Generation's Chesterfield Power Station is located on the James River near the Dutch Gap Conservation Area in Chester, Virginia in Chesterfield County. The plant was commissioned in 1944 and has the peak net capacity of 1,354-MW. Units 3 and 4 were retired in 2019, and Units 5 and 6 are scheduled for retirement on May 31, 2023. Dominion also operates a metal cleaning waste treatment pond on-site. There are three disposal areas regulated under the CCR rule: Fossil Fuel Combustion Products Management Facility (landfill), Upper Ash Pond, and Lower Ash Pond. The 97-acre solid waste management unit (property encompasses 190 acres) was developed and permitted in 2016, as a captive industrial landfill (66-acre disposal area) for the disposal of coal combustion residues. Closure of the Upper Ash Pond began in 2002. The Lower Ash Pond stopped accepting newly generated coal combustion residues in November 2017. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Chesterfield Power Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report .

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. ammonia arsenic beryllium boron chromium cobalt lead lithium manganese molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium cadmium copper fluoride hexavalent chromium mercury nitrate selenium silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, nickel, nitrite, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Monday, October 17, 2022 02:47:57 PM EDT