James W Turk Jr Coal Plant

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James W Turk Jr Coal 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 July 19, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt and radium.

Site description

Southwestern Electric Power Company’s James W Turk Jr Power Plant is located 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, capable of producing 609 MW. The Turk Power Plant’s landfill is located onsite, south of the operating facility.

Plant Turk's 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 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:35:55 AM EDT