Bailly Generating Station

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Bailly Generating Station has 25 groundwater monitoring wells, 21 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 05, 2016 and October 30, 2019. 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). Bailly Generating Station is among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of potential damage cases, indicating that coal ash disposal at the site has potentially polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Bailly Generating Station, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic cadmium lithium molybdenum selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury radium
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 Friday, October 14, 2022 04:30:17 PM EDT