Duck Creek Power Station has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 10 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 02, 2015 and July 17, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, lead, arsenic, lithium, boron, beryllium, thallium, chromium, antimony, cadmium, radium, mercury and sulfate.Site description
Duck Creek Station was a 441-MW facility with one coal-fired unit in Canton, Illinois in Ameren County. Duck Creek was owned by Ameren until it was bought by Dynegy in 2013. In 2018 Dynegy merged with Vistra Energy, who closed the facility in 2019. According to the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory, Duck Creek reported the on-site release of 504,001 pounds of waste in 2010. Duck Creek is listed among the U.S. EPA's proven damage cases, indicating that it has polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment. Duck Creek had a Bottom Ash Basin, GMF Pond, and Landfill regulated under the CCR rule.