George Neal South Generating Station has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 02, 2010 and September 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, manganese, arsenic, boron, selenium, cobalt, 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, 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. Plant George Neal South’s Monofill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on Plant George Neal North, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.