Coyote Station

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Coyote Station has 25 groundwater monitoring wells, 24 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 29, 2010 and June 20, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, manganese, lithium, cobalt, selenium, boron, arsenic, nitrate and lead.

Site description

Coyote Station, owned by Otter Tail Power, is located near Beulah, North Dakota. The plant opened in 1981 and generates 450 MW. Coal ash is placed in two areas, the Blue Pit Area and the Slag Pond Area. The Blue Pit Area is a landfill located southeast of the facility. The Slag Pond Area consist of three on-site surface impoundments: the Slag Pond, the Sluice Outfall, and the Nelsen Pond. Both areas are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Coyote Station, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride mercury molybdenum radium silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nickel, nitrite, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 02:08:39 PM EDT