Healy Power Plant

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Healy Power Plant has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 01, 2016 and October 03, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, fluoride, arsenic, sulfate, selenium, antimony, lithium, chromium and radium.

Site description

Healy Power Plant is a 78 MW coal-fired plant owned and operated by the Golden Valley Electric Association. The plant is located in Healy, Alaska along the eastern bank of the Nenana River. The first unit began operations in 1967, while the second operated 1998-2000 and then again in 2015. The second unit suffered two explosions in 2016, and is planned to be operational again in July 2018. The first unit handles coal ash in a primary settling pond, a recirculating pond, an emergency overflow pond, and a drying area. The second unit manages coal ash using a dry handling process. You can find the industry-reported data here.

For more information about the Healy Power Plant, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
barium beryllium boron cadmium cobalt lead mercury 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 Friday, October 07, 2022 10:24:31 AM EDT