Nucla, CO 81424
Nucla Station has 5 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 13, 2016 and October 29, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, arsenic, molybdenum, radium and fluoride.Site description
Nucla Station was a 100-MW facility built in 1959, owned and operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc near Nucla, Colorado in Montrose County. The station was composed of four coal-fired units. The station was retired in September 2019 following proposed revisions to the Colorado regional haze plan. The Nucla landfill is regulated under the federal coal ash rule and occupies 61 acres of land.