New Castle Generating Station

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New Castle Generating Station has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 29, 2015 and August 27, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, arsenic, lithium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, thallium and selenium.

Site description

GenOn Energy Incorporated’s New Castle Power Plant is in New Castle, Pennsylvania along the banks of the Beaver River in Lawrence County. The New Castle Plant began operations as a three unit coal-fired plant in 1960, capable of generating 348-MW from its three units. In 2016, the plant was converted to run solely on natural gas, producing 325-MW. The New Castle Plant Ash Pond and Landfill are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on New Castle 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 boron cobalt lithium molybdenum selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium
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 Thursday, October 20, 2022 01:16:23 PM EDT