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 .