Hayden Station

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Hayden Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 05, 2015 and September 26, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, boron, molybdenum and cobalt.

Site description

Hayden Station is a 446-MW facility in Hayden, Colorado in Routt County. The facility was built in 1965 with one coal-fired unit, with an additional unit built in 1976. Hayden is operated by the Public Service Company of Colorado and owned by Xcel Energy. The company announced in 2021 that the facility’s Unit 2 will be retired by 2027, and Unit 1 by 2028 with the closure of the facility. It has an unlined landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule. The landfill covers an area of about 136 acres.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about Hayden Station, 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. boron cobalt lithium molybdenum sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium 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 Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:19:16 AM EDT