James F. Crist Generating Plant

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James F. Crist Generating Plant has 57 groundwater monitoring wells, 28 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 10, 2011 and November 12, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium, boron, cobalt, mercury, sulfate, arsenic, molybdenum, manganese, cadmium and lithium.

Site description

Gulf Power Company's James. F. Crist Generating Plant began operating in Pensacola, Florida in 1959. The plant once generated 1,135-MW of electricity from four coal-fired units and sits at the mouth of the Escambia River on Governor's Bayou in Escambia County. In 2020, the plant was converted to run completely on natural gas. 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 Crist Power Plant’s Landfill 1, Landfill 2, and Gypsum Storage Area are regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Crist Generating Plant, 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
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 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:01:29 AM EDT