Cayuga Coal Ash Disposal Landfill

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Cayuga Coal Ash Disposal Landfill has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 18, 2015 and September 04, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, molybdenum, lithium, selenium and thallium.

Site description

Cayuga Generating Station, owned by Cayuga Operating Company, is in Lansing, New York on the shores of the Cayuga Lake. The plant began operating in 1955 and was deactivated in 2019. The station had two units with a capacity of 306 MW. The Vertical Expansion Landfill, which was built on top of the previously closed Phase I landfill, is regulated under the CCR rule. It officially ceased accepting CCR in 2020.

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

Facility last updated on Friday, October 21, 2022 09:35:37 AM EDT