Pawnee Station has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 20, 2017 and October 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, chromium, arsenic, fluoride, lead and molybdenum.Site description
Pawnee Station is a 552 MW facility located in Brush, Colorado. Pawnee is owned and operated by Public Service Company of Colorado. Pawnee Station has one landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule, the North Landfill, which has been online since 1981. The North Landfill is unlined and is 16 acres in size. Pawnee also has three ponds not regulated under the federal coal ash rule.
For more information about Colorado coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Colorado Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.