Healy Power Plant has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 01, 2016 and October 03, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, fluoride, arsenic, antimony, selenium, sulfate, 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.
For more information about the Healy Power Plant, see EIP's report, Dirty Kilowatts.