Muscatine CCR Landfill has 17 groundwater monitoring wells, 16 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 14, 2010 and November 01, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, manganese, barium, cadmium, fluoride and selenium.Site description
The Muscatine Power and Water Generating Station is located in Muscatine County, Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River. Owned and operated by the City of Muscatine, Muscatine Power and Water is a member of the American Coal Ash Association. The Muscatine Power and Water Generating Station opened in 1958, and currently operates four coal-fired units capable of producing 276 MW of energy. A mixture of gypsum, fly ash, bottom ash, and slag are disposed of in the landfill offsite. The landfill is a 34-acre disposal area inland from the Mississippi River and is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Muscatine Power and Water Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.