Petersburg Generating Station

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Petersburg Generating Station has 23 groundwater monitoring wells, 19 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 28, 2016 and August 10, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, molybdenum, lithium, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, antimony and radium.

Site description

Petersburg Generating Station is a 2,146.7 MW facility owned and operated by AES near Petersburg, Indiana. Petersburg has three ash ponds and a landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule. Its' four units became operational ranging from 1967 to 1986.

For more information on Petersburg Generating Station, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.

For more information about Indiana coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Coal Ash in Indiana.

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. antimony arsenic boron cadmium cobalt lithium molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
barium beryllium chromium fluoride lead 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, September 24, 2018 04:11:19 PM EDT