Lawrence Energy Center has 5 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 16, 2016 and November 08, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium, lithium and sulfate.Site description
Lawrence Energy Center was a 478 MW plant located in Lawrence, Kansas next to the Kansas River. The plant was operational from 1938 to December 2015. 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.
For more information about Kansas coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Kansas and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.