Bull Run Fossil Plant has 15 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 03, 2010 and September 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, cobalt, manganese, lithium, arsenic, boron, molybdenum, strontium and barium.Site description
The Bull Run Fossil Plant has one large coal-fired unit. It is located on the east shore of the Clinch River, directly upstream from where Bull Run Creek meets the river. There are several coal ash landfills on the site in addition to a 40-acre ash pond complex. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified Bull Run as a potential damage case. TVA is currently in the process of converting to dry ash handling at the plant.
For more information about coal ash in Tennessee, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Tennessee and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfill.