Rawhide Station

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Rawhide Station has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 12, 2016 and July 13, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, fluoride, radium, selenium, sulfate, molybdenum, cobalt and arsenic.

Site description

Rawhide Station is a 294 MW facility owned by the Platte River Power Authority which began operations in 1984. 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.

For more information about Colorado coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Colorado Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.

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 cobalt fluoride lithium molybdenum radium selenium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium lead mercury 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 Wednesday, October 03, 2018 04:50:45 PM EDT