Buck Steam Station

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Buck Steam Station has 110 groundwater monitoring wells, 25 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 07, 2011 and February 07, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, sulfate, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, antimony and lead.

Site description

Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station began operating in 1926 in Spencer, North Carolina along the Yadkin River in Rowan County. At its peak, it had four coal-fired units that could generate 256-MW. Duke Energy retired all units at the steam station from 2011-2013. The site is now home to a new 620-MW natural gas-fired power plant. Three units near the station, Ash Basin 1, 2 and 3, are regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Buck Steam 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. antimony cobalt lead lithium manganese molybdenum sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium copper fluoride hexavalent chromium mercury nickel nitrate radium selenium strontium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, nitrite, silver, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:03:48 AM EDT