Burlington Generating Station has 13 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 20, 2016 and October 11, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, boron, molybdenum, lithium, sulfate, cobalt and lead.Site description
Alliant Energy’s Burlington Generating Station is in Des Moines County, Iowa along the Mississippi River. Burlington operates a single 212-MW coal-fired unit that has been in commission since 1968. Alliant stopped burning coal at the end of 2021 and was converted to natural gas in 2022. Burlington Generating Station’s Ash Seal Pond, Main Ash Pond, Economizer Ash Pond and Upper Ash Pond are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here.
For more information about the Burlington Generating Station, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.