Colbert Fossil Plant

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Colbert Fossil Plant has 32 groundwater monitoring wells, 27 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 26, 2010 and August 08, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, arsenic, boron, cobalt, manganese, antimony, lithium, lead, sulfate, chromium and nickel.

Site description

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Colbert Fossil Plant opened in 1955 and was located on the south shore of Pickwick Landing Lake in Colbert County, AL. The Colbert Plant had five units with a combined capacity of 1,204-MW until it was retired in 2016. It has one disposal area regulated under the CCR rule, Ash Disposal Area 4 CCR Unit.

Colbert Fossil Plant is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of potential damage cases, indicating that coal ash disposal at the site has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. You can find the industry reported data here.

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

Facility last updated on Friday, October 07, 2022 05:08:45 PM EDT