Plant Wansley has 55 groundwater monitoring wells, 22 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 22, 2016 and November 07, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, radium, lithium, boron, sulfate, fluoride and beryllium.Site description
Plant Wansley is 5,200 acres, located to the west of Chattahoochee and 12 miles southeast of Carrollton, Georgia. Wansley is owned by the Georgia Power Company and has two coal-fired units that produce almost 1900 MW. The plant, which opened in 1976, has two coal-ash disposal areas: one unlined ash pond and one landfill. The ash pond contains 25 million cubic yards of coal ash and wastewater. Georgia Power plans on closing the 98 feet deep ash pond, by leaving the ash in place. On the same sight of Plant Wansley, in June 2002, the Southern Power Company opened two natural gas burning units, producing 1073 MW between the two.
For more information on Plant Wansley, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.