D.B. Wilson Generating Station

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D.B. Wilson Generating Station has 9 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 21, 2010 and October 13, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, cobalt, lithium, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium and thallium.

Site description

Big Rivers Electric Corporation's D.B. Wilson Generating Station is a 417 MW coal-fired power plant located in Centertown, Kentucky, close to the Green River. The plant was built in 1984 and disposes of coal ash and other coal combustion wastes in an unlined landfill located on an abandoned, un-reclaimed coal strip mine. According to a January 2017 inspection report, the landfill contained about 2.2 million cubic yards of coal combustion wastes. Contaminated leachate from the landfill has been found to have been draining through unlined ditches and into an unlined sediment pond since 2010 and possibly as early as 2003. As of Spring 2017, this issue was still under investigation.

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 mercury molybdenum radium selenium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 03:02:23 PM EDT