Spurlock Station

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Spurlock Station has 19 groundwater monitoring wells, 17 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 08, 2010 and August 22, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, boron, radium, arsenic, molybdenum, barium, cadmium, sulfate, selenium, thallium, antimony and manganese.

Site description

Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative's Spurlock Station is located in Maysville, Kentucky along the Ohio River. The power station began operating in 1977, and additional coal-fired units were built on-site and began operating in 1981, 2005, and 2008. Dry fly ash and gypsum from the station are disposed of in a landfill uphill from the power station, and bottom ash is disposed of in a 3,800-foot long bottom ash pond located 200 feet from the Ohio River. The station and its disposal areas are located in a karst limestone area where cave systems promote rapid groundwater flow.

Spurlock 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 more information about Spurlock Station, see EIP's 2010 report, In Harm's Way 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. antimony arsenic barium boron cadmium lithium manganese molybdenum radium selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
beryllium chromium cobalt copper fluoride lead mercury nickel
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Friday, September 21, 2018 04:16:22 PM EDT