Wood River Power Station

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Wood River Power Station has 13 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 03, 2015 and November 03, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, molybdenum, sulfate, arsenic and lithium.

Site description

Wood River Power Station was a 500 MW plant owned and operated by Dynegy near Alton, Illinois adjacent to the Mississippi River. In 2005, Wood River was involved in a settlement between the EPA and Dynegy regarding violations of New Source Review Provisions of the Clean Air Act. The plant was retired in June 2016.

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
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury radium 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, October 23, 2018 03:37:36 PM EDT