William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant has 37 groundwater monitoring wells, 34 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 28, 2016 and November 16, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, arsenic, molybdenum, beryllium, boron and cadmium.Site description
Alabama Power Company’s William C. Gorgas Electric Generating Plant opened in 1917 and is located along the banks of the Mulberry Fork Branch of the Black Warrior River in Walker County, AL. Plant Gorgas is a 5-unit coal-fired plant capable of producing 1,417 MW. Alabama Power Company plans to begin closing the Plant Gorgas Ash Pond in 2019.
The Ash Pond, Gypsum Pond, Bottom Ash Landfill, CCR Landfill, and Gypsum Landfill are all regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Gorgas Power Plant, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report Coal's Poisonous Legacy..