Brame Energy Center has 27 groundwater monitoring wells, 13 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 24, 2010 and August 23, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, cobalt, lead, lithium, beryllium, radium, barium and molybdenum.Site description
Brame Energy Center (formerly known as Rodemacher Power Station) has been operational since the mid-1970s. It is owned by CLECO and located near Lena, Louisiana. With three units, the center is capable of producing 1,604 MW energy. The facility includes the following land disposal units: a fly ash pond, a bottom ash pond, an ash management area/Type I landfill, two metal cleaning waste ponds, a coal sedimentation pond, a landfill leachate collection pond, and a clarifier sludge sedimentation pond. The fly ash pond and bottom ash are regulated under the CCR rule. The Brame Energy Center is listed among the U.S. EPA's potential damage cases, indicating that it has polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Brame Energy Center, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.