Rawhide Station has 19 groundwater monitoring wells, 19 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 12, 2016 and October 17, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, fluoride, selenium, radium, molybdenum, cobalt and arsenic.Site description
Rawhide Station is a 280-MW facility with one coal-fired unit owned by the Platte River Power Authority, which began operations in 1984 in Wellington, Colorado in Larimer County. The company announced in 2020 that the facility will be retired by 2030. Rawhide has an Ash Monofill and BAT Impoundment regulated under the federal coal ash rule. The BAT Impoundments are lined with clay. One of two cells in the Ash Monofill was closed in 2007 and is capped with cover soil but has not undergone final closure.