Milton R. Young Station

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Milton R. Young Station has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 05, 2016 and September 05, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, arsenic, radium, boron and molybdenum.

Site description

Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Milton R. Young Station is located 5 miles southeast of the town Center, North Dakota in Oliver County. It was first operational in 1970 and consists of two coal-fired units with a net capacity of 705-MW. The second unit is owned by Square Butt Electric Cooperative and is currently pursuing a carbon capture project that will capture up to 90% of its emissions. Coal ash is disposed of in three cells located southwest of the facility. Cell 1 is a landfill that was closed prior to October 2015, therefore it is not regulated under the CCR rule. Landfill Cell 2 and Surface Impoundment Cell 3 are required to comply with the provisions of the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Milton Young Station, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic boron lithium molybdenum radium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury selenium sulfate 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 20, 2022 01:00:23 PM EDT