Miami Fort Power Station has 27 groundwater monitoring wells, 18 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 07, 2015 and September 10, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, arsenic, molybdenum, sulfate, cobalt, lithium and radium.Site description
Luminant’s Miami Fort Power Station is located in Hamilton County, OH, along the banks of the Miami and Ohio Rivers in North Bend. This plant has been in operation since 1949, and, at its peak, had four coal-fired units that combine to generate 1,378-MW of electricity. Units 5 and 6 have since been retired, and Units 7 and 8 are scheduled for retirement by the end of 2027. Miami Fort Power Station operates their Ash Basin A and Ash Basin B on site, in between the tributary Miami River and Ohio River, and also operates an offsite landfill one-mile to the west of North Bend, OH. Ash Basins A & B and the Lawrenceburg Road Landfill are regulated under the CCR-rule. You can find the industry reported data here. For more information on Miami Fort Power Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash report: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy .