Havana Power Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 19, 2015 and November 15, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium and cobalt.Site description
Havana Power Station is a 488 MW facility located in Havana, Illinois. The plant is owned by Dynegy. Havana has six ash ponds, four of which are lined. Dynegy settled with the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Illinois in 2005 after violating Clean Air Act permitting provisions. The settlement most notably included the installation of $500 million worth of pollution control equipment. Baldwin Power Station, Hennepin Power Station, Vermilion Power Station ,and Wood River Station were also involved in this settlement.
For more information about plant coal ash impoundments, visit the Prairie Rivers Network's Coal Ash Map.