Prairie Creek Generating Station

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Prairie Creek Generating Station has 10 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 20, 2016 and October 29, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, molybdenum and boron.

Site description

Alliant Energy Corporation’s Prairie Creek Generating Station is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa along the banks of the Cedar River and the head of Prairie Creek in Linn County. Opened in 1951, at its peak the facility could generate 236-MW from four coal-fired units. Since 2010, Alliant Energy Corporation has retired Unit 2, converted Unit 4 to natural gas, and plans to retire Units 1 and 3 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 about Prairie Creek Generating 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 barium beryllium cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead lithium mercury 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 10:41:54 AM EDT