James F. Crist Generating Plant

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James F. Crist Generating Plant has 57 groundwater monitoring wells, 25 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 10, 2011 and December 20, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium, boron, mercury, sulfate, arsenic, cobalt, manganese, cadmium, molybdenum and lithium.

Site description

Gulf Power Company's James. F. Crist Generating Plant began operating in Pensacola, Florida in 1959. The plant generates 970 MW of electricity and sits at the mouth of the Escambia River on Governor's Bayou. Several coal ash disposal areas are associated with the power plant, including an ash landfill, an active ash pond, closed ash ponds, an interim landfill, and two gypsum storage areas. The ash landfill, ash pond, and closed ash ponds are unlined.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessed the hazard potential of the CCW impoundments at Crist, but as of March 2015, the results of the investigation were withheld as confidential business information.

For more information about Crist Electric Generating Plant and its coal ash impoundments, see EIP's 2010 report Risky Business and visit SoutheastCoalAsh.org.

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
antimony barium beryllium chromium copper fluoride lead nickel selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Friday, June 14, 2019 11:05:46 AM EDT