Chesterton, IN 46304
Bailly Generating Station has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 17 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 05, 2016 and November 15, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of thallium, molybdenum, lithium, arsenic, cadmium, selenium and sulfate.Site description
Bailly Generating Station was a 604 MW plant until its coal-fired units were retired in June 2018. A gas-fired generation unit may stay open past these units. Bailly is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Westchester Township in Indiana. The plant is owned by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company and became operational in 1968. Bailly's coal ash disposal sites are the Primary Settling Pond (6 acres), Primary Settling Pond 2 (8 acres), Secondary Settling Pond (3 acres), and Boiler Slag Pond (3.5 acres). The Primary Settling pond has a maximum volume of 6,000 cubic yards, Primary Settling Pond 2 has a maximum volume of 172,000 cubic yards, and the Boiler Slag Pond has a maximum volume of 11,000 cubic yards.
For more information regarding Coal Ash in Indiana, see Earthjustice's fact sheet