Coal Creek Station has 19 groundwater monitoring wells, 18 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 14, 2015 and October 17, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, boron, lithium, selenium, barium, cobalt and radium.Site description
Coal Creek Station is a 1210 MW coal-fired electric generation facility located 10 miles northwest of Washburn, North Dakota. The plant is owned by Great River Energy and opened in 1979. CCRs are managed in composite-lined surface water impoundment cells and dry waste facilities. Great River Energy operates four regulated CCR disposal units at this site: the Drained Pond System, Upstream 91 Pond, Upstream 92 Pond, and Southeast Section 16 Landfill. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Coal Creek Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.