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 December 05, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, arsenic, cobalt, molybdenum and radium.

Site description

Tecumseh Energy Center was a 290-MW power station owned and operated by Westar Energy, first built in 1972. Tecumseh is in Tecumseh, Kansas located next to the Kansas River in Shawnee County. The facility had two coal-fired units, the first retired in 2015 and the second when the facility was completely retired in October 2018. The center had both a landfill and a bottom ash settling pond. The landfill is 56 acres total in size and the pond is 1.8 acres.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Tecumseh 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
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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 Monday, October 17, 2022 05:40:09 PM EDT