Springerville Generating Station

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Springerville Generating Station has 5 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 15, 2016 and July 18, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, arsenic, radium, cobalt and thallium.

Site description

Springerville Generating Station is a 1,578 MW facility located in Springerville, Arizona. Springerville is owned by the Tucson Electric Power Company and began operations in 1985. The station consists of four coal plants, with the two newest plants beginning operations in 2006 and 2009. These plants, Unit 3 and 4, were the subject of a lawsuit which resulted in a settlement where the plants were constructed with lower emissions and investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The Ash Landfill acts as the disposal site for primarily fly and bottom ash.

For more information on Springerville Generating Station, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.

For more information on coal ash in Arizona, see Earthjustice's fact sheet, Coal Ash in Arizona.

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 boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury 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 Monday, September 17, 2018 04:39:58 PM EDT