Hunlock Power Station has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 13, 2010 and September 11, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, lead, sulfate and chromium.Site description
UGI Energy Service's Hunlock Creek Power Station is located near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River. The Station began generating electricity from coal in 1924 and closed in 2010, when it was converted to a natural gas-fired power plant. The two ash basins at the site stopped receiving ash and were emptied and were in the process of being reclaimed as of 2011. According to a 2011 assessment conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ash from these basins was trucked off-site to a regulated mine reclamation facility and some of the bottom ash was used as anti-skid material on roads.
Hunlock Creek Power Station 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 additional information about Hunlock Creek Power Station, see EIP's 2010 report, Out of Control.