Plant Hammond

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Plant Hammond has 35 groundwater monitoring wells, 10 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 22, 2016 and October 05, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, boron, sulfate, molybdenum and arsenic.

Site description

Plant Hammond, an 865 MW coal plant owned by the Georgia Power Company, is located in Floyd County, Georgia, near the Coosa River. Hammond opened in 1954 and has four coal-fired units. The plant operates three active disposal areas: two unlined ash ponds and one landfill that cumulatively contain 60,000 cubic yards of coal ash. Plant Hammond also has a third inactive ash pond that stores over one million cubic yards of coal ash as deep as 44 feet next to the Coosa River and is unlined. Georgia Power has announced plans to close this pond by draining the water and capping the ash in place. For more information about Plant Hammond, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

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 beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead lithium mercury radium selenium thallium
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Monday, July 22, 2019 12:56:47 PM EDT