Plant McIntosh

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Plant McIntosh has 30 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 18, 2016 and July 13, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, arsenic, lithium, boron, cadmium and chromium.

Site description

Georgia Power Company’s Plant McIntosh was a one unit 160-MW coal plant in Rincon, Georgia. The facility was opened in 1979 and was retired in 2019. McIntosh is located on the west bank of the Savannah River, and south of Lockner Creek in Effingham County. There are two natural gas combined cycle units and eight simple-cycle combustion turbine generators that remain onsite. The plant operates an on-site ash pond and 2 ash landfills. Georgia Power has announced plans to close the ash pond and Landfill 4 and remove 90,000 cubic yards of coal ash.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Plant McIntosh, 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 fluoride lead mercury molybdenum radium selenium sulfate 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 Thursday, October 13, 2022 06:08:49 PM EDT