Homer City Generating Station

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Homer City Generating Station has 28 groundwater monitoring wells, 20 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 05, 2010 and October 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, sulfate, lithium, lead, arsenic, barium and chromium.

Site description

Homer City Generating Station is a 1,884 MW coal-fired power plant located 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The plant began operations in 1969 and is currently owned by hedge fund investors and equity firms who contract NRG Energy Incorporated to run daily operations. According to EPA’s 2009 data, Homer City Power Plant violated the Clean Water Act 109 times without paying a single fine. Homer City's coal ash disposal system is comprised of 14 ponds (3 unlined) and 3 landfills (2 unlined). The Homer City Ash Disposal Site is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the adverse effects of coal-ash groundwater pollution, and information on Homer City Plant Emissions, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
ammonia antimony beryllium boron cadmium cobalt copper fluoride mercury molybdenum nitrate radium selenium silver thallium
Pollutants not monitored
cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nickel, nitrite, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:22:51 AM EDT