Cope Generating Station has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between May 12, 2016 and October 12, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of radium and cobalt.Site description
South Carolina Electric and Gas Company’s Cope Generating Station is located in Orangeburg County, SC, bordering the northern Roberts Swamp. This plant began operations in 1996 and operates a single coal-fired unit capable of producing 417 MW. There are currently no plans in place to close the ash landfill or the coal-fired unit. Cope Generating Station’s Class 3 Landfill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on Cope Generating Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.