Prairie Creek Generating Station has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 4 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 20, 2016 and October 17, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, molybdenum and boron.Site description
Alliant Energy Corporation’s Prairie Creek Generating Station is located in Linn County, IA, along the banks of the Cedar River and the head of Prairie Creek. Opened in 1951, Prairie Creek Generating Station is capable of generating 245 MW from four coal-fired units. Since 2010, Alliant Energy Corporation has closed Unit 2 (23 MW), converted Unit 4 (149 MW) to natural gas, and plans to retire Units 1 and 3 (64.6 MW total) by 2025. Prairie Creek’s Ponds 3-7, Discharge Pond, and Beneficial Use Storage Area are regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Prairie Creek Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.