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

Located in Effingham County, Georgia, Plant McIntosh opened in 1979 and is run by the Georgia Power Company. McIntosh is on the west bank of the Savannah River, and south of Lockner Creek. The Plant has one coal-fired unit and 8 simple cycle combustion turbine generators that produce 165 MW. The plant operates an ash pond and an ash landfill onsite. Georgia Power has announced plans to close the ash pond and remove 90,000 cubic yards of coal ash.

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, August 30, 2018 11:51:29 AM EDT