North Valmy Generating Station

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North Valmy Generating Station has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 8 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 27, 2016 and October 25, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of fluoride and boron.

Site description

Idaho Power Company’s North Valmy Generating Station is located in Humboldt County, NV. North Valmy Station began operations in 1981 and now operates two coal-fired units capable of generating 522 MW. This power plant is Nevada’s last utility-owned, coal-fired power plant in operation. Plans have been put into place to close down both of Plant Valmy’s coal-fired units by 2025. The first coal-fired unit is scheduled to be retired at the end of 2019. North Valmy Generating Station’s Landfill is regulated under the CCR-rule. You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on this site see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report, Coal’s Poisonous Legacy.

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
sulfate
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ammonia, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, lead, lithium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, radium, selenium, silver, strontium, thallium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 04:52:04 PM EDT