Charles R. Lowman Power Plant

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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.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Lowman Power Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report, Coal's Poisonous Legacy.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury radium selenium thallium
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 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:20:05 PM EDT