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 03, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, arsenic, molybdenum, radium and fluoride.Site description
Nucla Station is a 100 MW facility owned and operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. The station is set to retire by December 31, 2022 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.
For more information about Colorado coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Colorado Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.