Alma Station has 7 groundwater monitoring wells, 0 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 23, 2015 and September 21, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of No exceedances.Site description
Alma Station, owned by Dairyland Power Cooperative, was a 5-unit coal fired plant capable of producing 181 MW. Units 1, 2 and 3 ceased operations in December, 2011, and units 4 and 5 retired in fall 2014. The retired plant, built in 1950s, is located along the bank of Mississippi River in Alma, Wisconsin. The landfill, which is regulated under the CCR rule, is located southeast of the plant. EPA Region 5 claimed that a number of plants operated by the Dairyland Power Cooperative, including the Alma Station, violated the Prevention of Significant Deterioration. A Notice of Violation was issued on February 13, 2012. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Alma Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.