Ottumwa Generating Station has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between April 26, 2016 and November 08, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, sulfate, cobalt, boron, fluoride and radium.Site description
Alliant Energy Corporation’s Ottumwa Generating Station is located in Wapello County, IA, along the banks of the Des Moines River. Opened in 1981, Ottumwa Generating Station operates a single, coal-fired unit capable of generating 726 MW. Plant Ottumwa operates both an onsite Ash Pond that borders the Des Moines River and offsite Coal Ash Landfill. Alliant Energy recently invested $150 million into pollution control equipment for their Ottumwa Generating Station with plans to keep the plant in operation for the foreseeable future. Alliant Energy also has plans to expand both their Ash Pond and Landfill CCR disposal sites to accommodate the future coal ash waste. Ottumwa Generating Station’s Monofill and OGS Ash Pond are both regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Ottumwa Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.