H.W. Pirkey has 20 groundwater monitoring wells, 18 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 09, 2016 and December 01, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, lithium, beryllium, radium, mercury, arsenic, sulfate, cadmium, boron, lead, chromium and antimony.Site description
H.W. Pirkey Power Plant is owned by the Southwestern Electric Power Company and is located in Hallsville, Texas. Pirkey has a landfill, Flue Gas Desulfurization Stackout Area, West Bottom Ash Pond, and East Bottom Ash Pond regulated under the federal coal ash rule.
For more information on H.W. Pirkey Power Plant, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.
For more information about Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.