William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant has 51 groundwater monitoring wells, 48 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 28, 2016 and December 03, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, arsenic, molybdenum, beryllium, boron, cadmium and fluoride.Site description
Alabama Power Company’s William C. Gorgas Electric Generating Plant opened in 1917 and was located along the banks of the Mulberry Fork Branch of the Black Warrior River in Walker County, AL. Plant Gorgas was a 5-unit coal-fired plant capable of producing 1,417-MW, retired in 2021. The Ash Pond, Gypsum Pond, Bottom Ash Landfill, CCR Landfill, and Gypsum Landfill are all regulated under the CCR rule.