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.