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.