Charles R. Lowman Power Plant has 16 groundwater monitoring wells, 15 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 29, 2016 and October 11, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, boron, lithium, sulfate, molybdenum, arsenic and beryllium.Site description
Power South Energy Corporation’s Charles Lowman Power Plant opened in 1969 and is located along the banks of the Tombigbee River in Jackson, AL. The Lowman plant operates three coal-fired units that generate 538 MW. Coal ash waste from the plant is disposed in an FGD disposal pond. Plans have been made by Power South Energy Corporation to close the FGD waste disposal pond and to convert the existing coal-fired plant to natural gas. The FGD Waste Pond is regulated under the CCR rule.