Elrama Power Station

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Elrama Power Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 27, 2011 and April 16, 2014. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, manganese, nitrate and arsenic.

Site description

Duquesne Light Company's (DLC) Elrama Power Station is a 487 MW coal-fired power plant in Elrama, Pennsylvania. Coal ash from the plant is temporarily stored in on-site ash impoundments and is ultimately disposed of off-site at locations that include the Fern Valley Landfill (which is listed separately on this website).

DLC also owns the Elrama Power Station Ash Disposal Site, which is located in Union Township in Washington County, Pennsylvania. This disposal site received coal ash until December 1978 and resumed again between 1987 and 1989 until the site was completely filled. The site has since been capped with 2 feet of soil. Outfalls from the site drain directly into the Monongahela River.

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

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