George Neal South Generating Station has 4 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 02, 2010 and September 09, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, arsenic, sulfate and selenium.Site description
MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, owns and operates George Neal South Generating Station six miles outside of Sioux City, IA along the Missouri River. The station has a single 640 MW coal-fired unit that began operating in 1979. Coal ash from the station is disposed of in a 32-acre CCR landfill.
George Neal South 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 George Neal South Station and its coal ash landfill, see EIP's 2010 report, In Harm's Way.