Hunter Power Plant

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Hunter Power Plant has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 10 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 18, 2015 and September 15, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, boron, cobalt, selenium, molybdenum, fluoride, radium, arsenic and cadmium.

Site description

The Hunter Power Plant is operated and owned by PacifiCorp near Castle Dale, Utah. The plant has three units with the total capacity of 1,372 MW. Hunter began operating in 1978 and disposes of coal ash in a 260-acre CCR Landfill. After dewatering and treatment, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) waste, fly ash and bottom ash are disposed of in the CCR Landfill. There is an estimated 14.6 million cubic yards of coal ash in the landfill as of 2017. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Hunter Power Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report .

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 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 Friday, July 19, 2019 11:16:51 AM EDT