Escalante Generating Station

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Escalante Generating Station has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 6 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between September 07, 2016 and November 05, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, molybdenum, sulfate, arsenic and lead.

Site description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Escalante Generating Station was in McKinley County, NM. Escalante Generating Station began operations in 1984 with their single, 270-MW coal-fired unit. The station was retired in November 2020. Escalante Generating Station’s CCR Landfill is regulated under the CCR-rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Escalante 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 lead lithium molybdenum sulfate
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride mercury radium 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 04:41:19 PM EDT