Jeffrey Energy Center

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Jeffrey Energy Center has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 11, 2016 and November 04, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, molybdenum and boron.

Site description

Jeffrey Energy Center is Kansas's largest source of electric power and has been producing energy since 1978. The plant has a capacity of 2,178 MW. Jeffrey is located near St. Marys, Kansas. The Bottom Ash Area Landfill has an average fill rate of 6,335 tons per year. The Bottom Ash Pond was closed by April 17, 2018 by routing non-CCR wastewater wastewater and then filling the pond. A final cover system with an infiltration layer will be placed, as well as an erosion layer. The total size of the Bottom Ash Settling Area is 52.5, the FGD Landfill is 148 acres, and the Fly Ash Landfill is 34.5 acres in size.

On June 4, 2018, two employees suffered fatal burns from steam at Jeffrey Energy Center following an equipment failure.

For more information on Jeffrey Energy Center, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.

For more information about Kansas coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Kansas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.

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 arsenic barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury radium selenium 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 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 03:39:21 PM EDT