Lawrence Energy Center

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Lawrence Energy Center has 11 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 16, 2016 and September 04, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, radium, arsenic, molybdenum, boron and fluoride.

Site description

Lawrence Energy Center is a 484-MW coal-fired plant with two active units located in Lawrence, Kansas in Douglas County owned by Evergy Kansas Central. Two additional coal-fired units were retired in 2000 and 2015, respectively. The remaining two units are expected to be retired by the end of 2023. The plant was first built in 1952. The Landfill is 57.3 acres in size. The Area 2 and 3 Ponds were proposed to be closed by April 17, 2018. Ponds 2-501 and 2-502 have clay liners. All the ponds will be excavated and removed, including liners. The center also holds an Area 4 pond.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Lawrence Energy Center, 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 boron fluoride lithium molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt lead mercury 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 Monday, October 17, 2022 05:26:35 PM EDT