Weston Power Station

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Weston Power Station has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 3 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 17, 2016 and December 19, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt.

Site description

Wisconsin Public Service’s Weston Power Station consists of two coal-fired and one gas-powered electric generating units with the total capacity of 909 MW. The plant first began operating in 1954 and has one retired coal-fired unit. The station is located along the Wisconsin River near Rothschild, Wisconsin. There are two disposal areas regulated by the CCR rule: Weston Units 3 & 4 Bottom Ash Basins and Weston Disposal Site No. 3 Landfill. The Bottom Ash Basins are located on site and the landfill is located near the intersection of Legner Road and Johnson Creek Road in the Town of Knowlton. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Weston Power 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead lithium mercury molybdenum radium 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 Friday, October 14, 2022 01:51:57 PM EDT