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 September 26, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, manganese, boron, nickel, beryllium, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, strontium, radium, selenium and lead.

Site description

Martin Lake Steam Electric Station is owned by Energy Future Holdings and operated by Luminant. The station is located near Tatum, Texas. 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.

For more information on Martin Lake Steam Electric Station, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters and Dirty Kilowatts.

See also Environment America's report, America's Biggest Polluters.

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 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 Friday, October 26, 2018 02:12:26 PM EDT