George Neal South Generating Station

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George Neal South Generating Station has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 18 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 02, 2010 and September 11, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, arsenic, sulfate, manganese, boron, cobalt, selenium, fluoride and molybdenum.

Site description

MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, owns and operates George Neal South Generating Station six miles outside of Sioux City, Iowa along the Missouri River in Woodbury County. The station has a single 696-MW coal-fired unit that began operating in 1979. Coal ash from the station is disposed of in a 32-acre CCR landfill. Plant George Neal South’s Monofill is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about George Neal South Generating 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic boron cobalt fluoride lithium manganese molybdenum selenium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium copper lead mercury radium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Friday, October 14, 2022 10:25:17 AM EDT