Asheville Steam Electric Power Plant

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Asheville Steam Electric Power Plant has 58 groundwater monitoring wells, 34 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 17, 2010 and January 30, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, boron, cobalt, radium, sulfate, nitrate, arsenic and molybdenum.

Site description

Duke Energy's Asheville Steam Electric Plant is located east of the French Broad River, 7 miles upstream of Asheville, North Carolina in Arden, a part of Buncombe County. The facility has been converted to a 560-MW natural gas plant. The plant previously began commercial operations in 1964 as a coal-fired power plant with a 414-MW capacity. The coal plant was retired in 2020. Two Ash Basins near the plant, 1964 and 1982, are regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Asheville Steam Electric Power Plant, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium copper fluoride lead lithium mercury nickel selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Thursday, October 20, 2022 09:46:47 AM EDT