Labadie Power Station

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Labadie Power Station has 25 groundwater monitoring wells, 21 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 22, 2016 and November 08, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, arsenic, molybdenum, lithium, sulfate and cobalt.

Site description

Labadie Power Station is a 2,389 MW facility owned and operated by Ameren. Labadie is located near Labadie, Missouri and is the largest power plant in the state and began operations in 1970. The station has three disposal sites: the Bottom Ash Pond, Fly Ash Pond, and landfill. Seeping coal waste has been reported at Labadie's ash ponds since 1992. An estimated 50,000 gallons of water leak from the ponds each day. Only the Fly Ash Pond has a liner.

For more information on Labadie Power Station, see EIP's report, America's Top Power Plant Toxic Air Polluters.

For more information about Missouri coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Missouri 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium 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 Friday, October 05, 2018 03:36:00 PM EDT