Cholla Power Plant

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Cholla Power Plant has 21 groundwater monitoring wells, 20 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 08, 2016 and December 08, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, lithium, cobalt, radium, boron, molybdenum, fluoride, selenium, arsenic and chromium.

Site description

Arizona Public Service Company’s Cholla Power Plant opened in 1962 and is located near Joseph City, Arizona. The plant has four coal-fired generating units that are capable of producing 767 MW. Unit 2 was closed in Ocobter 2015. Unit 4, which is owned by PacifiCorp and participates in a seasonal power exchange with APSC, is proposed for retirement in 2020. Unit 1 and 3 are planned for retirement in 2025. The plant operates four CCR units: the Fly Ash Pond (430 acres), Bottom Ash Pond (105 acres), Bottom Ash Monofill (41 acres), and Sedimentation Pond (1.3 acres). You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Cholla Power Plant, 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 lead mercury 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 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:16:32 AM EDT