Labadie Power Station has 28 groundwater monitoring wells, 23 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 22, 2016 and November 07, 2019. 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 in Franklin County and is the largest power plant in the state, beginning operations in 1970. The facility has four coal-fired units, two of which will be retired in 2036 and the remaining two in 2042. 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.