Tecumseh Energy Center

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Tecumseh Energy Center has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 11, 2016 and July 02, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum and radium.

Site description

Tecumseh Energy Center is a 232 MW power station owned and operated by Westar Energy. Tecumseh is located next to the Kansas River, in Tecumseh, Kansas. One of the two coal units was retired in 2015. Tecumseh is set to be taken out of operation October 1, 2018. The center has both a landfill and a bottom ash settling pond. The landfill is 56 acres total in size and the pond is 1.8 acres.

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 barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead lithium 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 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 09:21:37 AM EDT