J.K. Smith Station

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J.K. Smith Station has 5 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 18, 2016 and June 18, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, radium and boron.

Site description

The J.K. Smith Station is owned and operated by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative in Winchester, Kentucky in Clark County. The facility was first built in 1999 and is powered by natural gas and has a capacity of 1,055-MW. The station has one landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule. While the station does not produce coal ash, the Dale Power Plant hauls its ash to Smith. The landfill is 36.91 acres in size.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the J.K. Smith Station, 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. boron lithium radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium 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, October 18, 2022 04:43:29 PM EDT