R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station

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R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 29, 2015 and October 17, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, cobalt, sulfate, boron, arsenic, beryllium, molybdenum, thallium, lead, radium, chromium and mercury.

Site description

R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station is operated by Cooperative Energy and owned by the South Mississippi Electric Power Association near Purvis, Mississippi in Lamar County. Morrow is located near Black Creek. Plant Morrow operated two coal-fired units with a capacity of 400-MW until its coal operations were retired in 2018. The company is in the process of converting the plant into a 550-MW natural gas-powered facility, operational in 2023. The disposal units at this facility include one 72-acre CCR landfill and two smaller, unlined CCR surface impoundments (two acres total). As of June 2018, Cooperative Energy has decommissioned all coal-fired units and has begun construction on a new, combined cycle natural gas unit. Plant Morrow’s Landfill and two surface impoundments are regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the RD Morrow Generating Station, 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic beryllium boron chromium cobalt lead lithium mercury molybdenum radium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium cadmium fluoride selenium
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 19, 2022 04:23:06 PM EDT