Muscatine CCR Landfill

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Muscatine CCR Landfill has 16 groundwater monitoring wells, 15 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 14, 2010 and September 03, 2015. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, manganese, boron and selenium.

Site description

The 33.5-acre Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) Coal Combustion Residue (CCR) Landfill has been in operation since 1985 and is located about 7 miles west of the Mississippi River. The landfill stores a mixture of gypsum, fly ash, bottom ash, and slag from MPW's three coal-fired electric generating units.

The Muscatine CCR landfill is listed among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's potential damage cases, indicating that it has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment.

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

Facility last updated on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 04:01:23 PM EDT