Jim Bridger Power Plant has 41 groundwater monitoring wells, 41 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 22, 2015 and October 10, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, radium, selenium, molybdenum, thallium, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, boron, fluoride, lead, chromium and antimony.Site description
Pacificorp’s Jim Bridger Power Plant is located in Point of Rocks, Wyoming. This plant has three coal ash disposal units regulated by the coal ash rule: the Ash Landfill (200 acres), FGD Pond 1 (93 acres), and FGD Pond 2 (260 acres). All of these disposal units are unlined, with FGD Pond 1 inactive since 2004 as it has met its storage capacity of 1,340 acre-feet. The FGD Pond 2 was rated as a significant hazard potential on September 16, 2016, as well as earlier in 2009.
For more information about Wyoming coal ash, see Earthjustice's factsheet, Wyoming and Coal Ash Disposal in Ponds and Landfills.