Lawrence Energy Center

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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.

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 boron cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury molybdenum 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 04:04:16 PM EDT