Clear Springs Ranch

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Clear Springs Ranch has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 10 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 22, 2016 and September 24, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, selenium, thallium, boron, cobalt, arsenic, radium and antimony.

Site description

Clear Springs Ranch is owned by Colorado Springs Utilities in Fountain, Colorado in El Paso County and has been operational since the 1970s. It is an existing and active landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule containing coal ash and other waste from the Martin Drake Power Plant, which stopped burning coal all together in 2021. There are no drinking water wells located where the landfill is located.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about Clear Springs Ranch, 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. antimony arsenic boron cobalt lithium radium selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum
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 Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:16:09 AM EDT