H.W. Pirkey

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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. You can find the industry reported data here.

For more information on H.W. Pirkey Power Plant, see EIP's reports, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters, Groundwater Contamination from Texas Coal Ash Dumps and EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy.

For more information about Texas Coal Ash, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Texas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.

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. antimony arsenic beryllium boron cadmium chromium cobalt lead lithium mercury radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
barium fluoride 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 Tuesday, July 09, 2019 10:04:39 AM EDT