Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station has 16 groundwater monitoring wells, 16 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 21, 2016 and September 07, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, beryllium, boron, cadmium, lead, thallium, radium, arsenic, mercury and fluoride.Site description
The Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station is a 405 MW power plant operated by the Texas Municipal Power Agency in Anderson, Texas. The Texas Municipal Power Agency’s website reports the Site F Landfill, Scrubber Sludge Pond, and Ash Ponds to be regulated under the federal coal ash rule. You can find the industry reported data here. The Scrubber Sludge Pond is 7.4 acres and the Ash Ponds are three interconnected ponds, each 260 feet wide and 1,800 feet long. All ponds are 20 feet deep and unlined as of January 30, 2018. In 2017, Gibbons Creek began operating only during the months of June through September.
For more information on the Coleto Creek Power Station, see EIP's reports, Dirty Kilowatts, Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.
For more information on Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's information sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.