Plum Point Energy Station has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 0 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 10, 2015 and September 20, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of No exceedances.Site description
Plum Point Energy Station is a 720 MW facility owned by the Plum Point Services Company in Osceola, Arkansas. The station is located near the Mississippi River. Construction of Unit 1 was completed in 2010. There were plans for a 665 MW Unit 2, but this was cancelled in 2011 following public and legal opposition. The station has one landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule. The landfill is 245 acres in size, and 500,000 tons of coal ash is deposited here each year. Plum Point is on EIP's 2011 list of the dozen dirties power palnts in the U.S. regarding pounds of emissions of arsenic, chromium, lead, and mercury.
For more information on Plum Point Energy Station, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.
For information on coal subsidies in the Southwest, see Sierra Club's report, Backdoor Subsidies for coal in the Southwest Power Pool.