Platte Generating Station

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Platte Generating Station has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between October 12, 2016 and October 31, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, arsenic, molybdenum, radium and sulfate.

Site description

Platte Generating Station, owned by the City of Grand Island, is in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Open since 1982, the station operates one coal-fired unit capable of producing 280-MW. The station has one active CCR landfill cell constructed in 1986. The landfill has a bentonite soil liner and covers an area of approximately 5.7 acres.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Platte Generating Station, 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic cobalt molybdenum radium sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead lithium mercury selenium 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 Thursday, October 20, 2022 04:06:58 PM EDT