John W. Turk Jr Power Plant

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John W. Turk Jr Power Plant has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between June 01, 2016 and September 19, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt and radium.

Site description

Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCO) John W. Turk Jr Power Plant is in Hempstead County, AR along the banks of the Red River. The Turk Power Plant began operating in 2012 as an “Ultra-super critical” coal-fired plant, with a total capacity of 600-MW. The Turk Power Plant’s landfill is located onsite, south of the operating facility. The Landfill is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on the Turk 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 arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum 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 Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:08:48 AM EDT