Frank R. Phillips Power Station

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Frank R. Phillips Power Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 08, 2010 and March 10, 2016. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese and sulfate.

Site description

Phillips Power Station operated from the early 1940s until 1987 along the Ohio River in South Heights, Pennsylvania. While the Station was active, two bottom ash ponds, a coal pile runoff pond, and an emergency scrubber pond were used to manage coal ash. Coal ash from the Station was also sent to a landfill located west of the station from 1969 to 1991. Operations at the site contaminated the Cresswell Heights Joint Municipal Water Supply in the late 1980s. The site was fully decommissioned by 2002 and nearly all structures were demolished by 2012.

The site is listed among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's potential damage cases, indicating that it has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. For more information about Phillips Power Station, see EIP's 2010 report, Out of Control.

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 arsenic barium cadmium chromium copper fluoride lead mercury nitrate 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