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