Pawnee Station

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Pawnee Station has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 13 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 20, 2017 and November 07, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, chromium, lead, arsenic, molybdenum, beryllium, fluoride and radium.

Site description

Pawnee Station is a 552-MW facility built in 1981with one coal-fired unit located in Brush, Colorado in Morgan County. Pawnee is operated by Public Service Company of Colorado and owned by Xcel Energy. The company announced in 2022 that the facility will be converted to natural gas by 2026. Pawnee Station has one landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule, the North Landfill, which is unlined and is 16 acres in size. Pawnee also has three ponds not regulated under the federal coal ash rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about Pawnee 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. arsenic beryllium chromium cobalt fluoride lead lithium molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium boron cadmium mercury 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 03:09:43 PM EDT