Plant Wansley

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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

Georgia Power Company’s Plant Wansley is 5,200 acres, located to the west of Chattahoochee and 12 miles southeast of Carrollton, Georgia in Heard and Carroll Counties. The facility opened in 1976 and has two coal-fired units that can produce 1,840-MW. In June 2002, the Southern Power Company opened two natural gas burning units that produce 1,073 MW on the same site as Plant Wansley. The company plans to retire the facility by 2028. The plant 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, creating a closure by removal areas and containment structures. Georgia Power plans on closing the landfill by leaving CCR in place and installing a final cover system. All closure activities are estimated to be completed by 2024.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about Plant Wansley, 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. beryllium boron cobalt fluoride lithium radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium cadmium chromium lead mercury molybdenum 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 Friday, October 14, 2022 09:20:56 AM EDT