Gerald Gentleman Station

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Gerald Gentleman Station has 14 groundwater monitoring wells, 7 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 08, 2015 and November 07, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of fluoride, arsenic and thallium.

Site description

Nebraska Public Power District’s Gerald Generating Station is located in Lincoln County, NE, along the banks of the Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area, just south of the Platte River. Gerald Gentleman Station began operations in 1979 with a single, 665 MW coal-fired unit. Today, this coal-fired plant is the largest power generating plant in Nebraska producing 1,365 MW. Gerald Gentleman Station still lacks any sort of emissions scrubber, releasing 21,000 tons of sulfur dioxide as per the 2017 EPA Toxic Release Inventory. This station operates a singular CCR Landfill. Gerald Gentleman Station’s CCR Landfill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry related data here. For more information on the Gerald Gentleman Generating station, 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic fluoride thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium cobalt lead lithium mercury molybdenum radium selenium sulfate
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 09:53:47 AM EDT