John Twitty Energy Center has 11 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 20, 2016 and December 07, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of antimony, molybdenum, sulfate, lithium and thallium.Site description
John Twitty Energy Center is located in Springfield, Missouri and was built in 1953. The center is owned and operated by City Utilities of Springfield. Unit 1 has been in operation since 1976 and Unit 2 began operations in 2010. John Twitty has one landfill regulated under the federal coal ash rule, which is 42 acres in size. The Center's holding pond began closure in December 2015.
For more information about Missouri coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Missouri Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.