Gerald Gentleman Station

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Gerald Gentleman Station has 15 groundwater monitoring wells, 9 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 08, 2015 and November 06, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of fluoride, arsenic, beryllium, molybdenum, selenium and thallium.

Site description

Nebraska Public Power District’s Gerald Generating Station is 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 with two coal-fired units. 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-reported data here. For more information about the Gerald Gentleman 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium boron cadmium chromium cobalt lead lithium mercury radium 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 Thursday, October 20, 2022 03:43:32 PM EDT