Duck Creek Power Station

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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 November 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, lead, arsenic, lithium, boron, beryllium, thallium, antimony, chromium, radium, cadmium, sulfate and mercury.

Site description

Duck Creek Power Station is a 441 MW facility in Canton, Illinois. Duck Creek was owned by Ameren until it was bought by Dynegy in 2013. 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. Ameren spent $1 billion installing scrubbers at Duck Creek Station and one other plant to reduce nitrogen oxide. Duck Creek has two ash ponds.

For more information about plant coal ash impoundments, visit the Prairie Rivers Network's Coal Ash Map.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
barium fluoride molybdenum selenium
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, October 23, 2018 03:32:33 PM EDT