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.