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.