Baldwin Energy Complex has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 25, 2010 and November 05, 2013. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, boron, manganese, sulfate, selenium, antimony and nitrate.Site description
Dynegy Midwest Generation's Baldwin Energy Complex is a 1,892 MW coal-fired power plant located near Baldwin, Illinois. The plant began operating along the Kaskaskia River in the 1970s. As of 2011, the site operated six active ash ponds and one former ash pond on site. According to a 2012 groundwater quality assessment and initial investigation of the Baldwin ash pond system, groundwater in some portions of the site has been impacted by the ash ponds. The East and West Ash ponds are regulated under the federal coal ash rule.
For more information about plant coal ash impoundments, visit the Prairie Rivers Network's Coal Ash Map.
For more information on the Baldwin Energy Complex, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.