Cane Run Station

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Cane Run Station has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 16, 2010 and March 28, 2013. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, arsenic, selenium, lead and cadmium.

Site description

The Cane Run Generating Station is located in Louisville, Kentucky, adjacent to the Ohio River. It became became operational in 1954 and burns approximately 1.5 million tons of high-sulfur coal a year. In 2011, Louisville Gas and Electric announced that they plan to retire the Cane Run facility by 2015. The ash pond at Cane Run has been classified by both the State of Kentucky and the Environmental Protection Agency as a high-hazard dam.

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

Facility last updated on Thursday, March 23, 2017 03:30:54 PM EDT