Lon D Wright Power Plant

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Lon D Wright Power Plant has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 2 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 12, 2016 and September 20, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium.

Site description

Freeport Department of Utilities’ Lon D Wright Power Plant is located in Dodge County Nebraska just north of the Platte River. Plant Wright began operations in 1958, now operating three coal-fired units producing a combined 130 MW. Plant Wright’s CCR Monofill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on the adverse effects of coal-ash groundwater pollution, 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 arsenic barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury molybdenum radium selenium sulfate 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 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 09:43:16 AM EDT