North Omaha Station has 8 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 22, 2016 and November 07, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, arsenic, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt, selenium and boron.Site description
Omaha Public Power District’s North Omaha Generating Station is located in Douglas County, NE along the banks of the Missouri River. This plant began operations in 1954, adding a total of 5 coal-fired units capable of generating 627 MW. Three of the five coal-fired units were retired in 2016, while the remaining two are scheduled to be converted to natural gas by 2023. North Omaha Generating Station operates a single coal ash landfill onsite. This ash landfill is regulated under the CCR rule. You can find the industry reported data for North Omaha Generating Station here. For more information on the adverse effects of coal-ash groundwater pollution nationwide, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.