Martin Lake Steam Electric Station

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Martin Lake Steam Electric Station has 40 groundwater monitoring wells, 37 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 18, 2010 and November 12, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, manganese, boron, beryllium, nickel, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, radium, selenium, strontium, barium and lead.

Site description

Martin Lake Steam Electric Station is owned by Energy Future Holdings and operated by Luminant. The station is near Tatum, Texas in Rusk County. The 2,250 MW coal-fired plant has three coal-fired units which began operation in 1977, 1978, and 1979 and disposes of its coal ash in four surface impoundments and one landfill. Martin Lake Steam Electric Station is listed among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of proven damage cases, indicating that operations at the site have contaminated ground or surface waters.

Plant Martin Lake's A-1 Area Landfill, Ash Pond Area and PDP 5 are regulated under the CCR-rule. You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on Martin Lake Steam Electric Station, see EIP's reports, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters, Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.

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

Facility last updated on Monday, October 17, 2022 04:22:53 PM EDT