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.