Glen Lyn Disposal Site

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Glen Lyn Disposal Site has 19 groundwater monitoring wells, 17 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 25, 2010 and September 24, 2014. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of manganese, molybdenum, strontium, arsenic, boron, sulfate, lead and cobalt.

Site description

The Glen Lyn Disposal Site is located alongside the New River, in southwestern VA, and is reported as being one of two VA sites that have groundwater contamination due to coal ash.The site has two coal ash disposal ponds, a bottom ash pond and a fly ash pond. The disposal site accepted coal ash from the Glen Lyn Power Plant, a 338MW coal-fired power plant owned by American Electric that shut down in 2015.

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. arsenic boron cobalt lead manganese molybdenum strontium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium copper cyanide mercury nickel selenium silver thallium uranium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, fluoride, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, lithium, nitrate, nitrite, radium, tritium

Facility last updated on Monday, March 27, 2017 12:48:50 PM EDT