W.H. Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant

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W.H. Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant has 21 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 16, 2010 and April 29, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium, arsenic, cobalt, cadmium and molybdenum.

Site description

Duke Energy's W.H. Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant was a former coal-powered power plant located near Lumberton, North Carolina in Robeson County. The plant was originally opened in 1949 and, following the addition of two more coal-fired units in the 1950s, had a generating capacity of 166-MW. The coal-fired units were officially closed in 2011 and destroyed in 2013, but four peaking units, fueled by natural gas and oil, continue to operate. The 1979 Ash Basin located northeast of the plant is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Weatherspoon Steam Electric 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 boron chromium copper fluoride hexavalent chromium lead lithium manganese mercury nickel nitrate selenium strontium sulfate thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, nitrite, silver, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Thursday, October 20, 2022 03:56:27 PM EDT