Coleto Creek Power Station has 17 groundwater monitoring wells, 17 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between May 06, 2010 and November 08, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, arsenic, boron, nickel, lead, molybdenum, mercury, manganese, cadmium and thallium.Site description
Coleto Creek Power Station is a 600 MW coal-fired power plant that began operations in 1980. Coleto Creek is owned by Dynegy in Fannin, Texas. The power station has two ash disposal areas regulated under the federal coal ash rule: the Primary Ash Pond and the Secondary Ash Pond. You can find the industry reported data here. This site is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of 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 on the Coleto Creek Power Station, see EIP's reports, Dirty Kilowatts, Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.
For more information about Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.