Charles R. Lowman Power Plant has 27 groundwater monitoring wells, 24 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 29, 2016 and November 20, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, boron, lithium, sulfate, arsenic, molybdenum, beryllium and cadmium.Site description
Power South Energy Corporation’s Charles Lowman Power Plant opened in 1969 and was located along the banks of the Tombigbee River in Jackson, AL. The Lowman plant operated three coal-fired units that generated 556-MW total capacity. The facility’s units were all retired in 2020. Coal ash waste from the plant is stored in an FGD disposal pond and Ash Ponds Unit 1 and Unit 2/3, which are regulated under the CCR rule.