Michigan City Generating Station has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 14 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 18, 2016 and October 23, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, molybdenum, thallium, lithium, sulfate, boron, selenium, cobalt, fluoride and radium.Site description
Michigan City Generating Station is a coal-fired plant located near Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana and is owned by Northern Indiana Public Service Company. Opened in 1974, the station operates one generating unit with a total capacity of 540-MW. The Boiler Slag Pond is an approximately 2.5-acre unlined impoundment dewatering area regulated under the CCR rule. The Michigan City Generating Station is among EPA’s list of potential damage cases – indicating it has polluted groundwater or surface water at levels which threaten human health and the environment.