W.H. Sammis Power Station

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W.H. Sammis Power Station has 18 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between July 11, 2016 and September 20, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of sulfate, cobalt, arsenic and lithium.

Site description

First Energy Corporation’s W.H. Sammis Power Plant is located in Jefferson County, OH, along the banks of the Ohio River. Plant Sammis began operations in 1959 and currently operates seven coal fired units and five oil-fired peaking units that combine to produce 2,233 MW. This plant burns 18,000 tons of coal daily, amount to an annual average of 6.6 million tons of coal burned annually. All of the CCR material that is generated by this plant are stored in one of three active disposal sites. First Energy Corporation is planning to close down Plant Sammis in 2022. Plant Sammis’ three disposal sites, Pond 1, Pond 2 and Hollow Rock Facility, are regulated under the CCR-rule. You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on Plant Sammis, 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium fluoride lead mercury molybdenum 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 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 01:27:47 PM EDT