Bull Run Fossil Plant

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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.

Read EIP's report TVA's Toxic Legacy and visit SoutheastCoalAsh.org for more information about Bull Run Fossil Plant.

For more information about coal ash in Tennessee, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Tennessee and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfill.

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. arsenic barium boron cobalt lithium manganese molybdenum strontium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony beryllium cadmium chromium copper fluoride lead mercury nickel nitrate radium selenium silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrite, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Monday, September 17, 2018 04:44:15 PM EDT