Yorktown Power Station

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Yorktown Power Station has 11 groundwater monitoring wells, 3 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between March 01, 2016 and October 02, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of cobalt, boron and molybdenum.

Site description

Dominion Generation's Yorktown Power Station is located on the York River in Yorktown, Virginia. The plant was commissioned in 1957 and currently has the total capacity of 790 MW. Both coal-fired units, Units 1 and 2, were decommissioned in 2019. A third unit at the power station, a 790-megawatt oil-fired generator, will continue to operate during times of peak demand. The Yorktown Power Station Industrial Landfill, located two miles south of the station, is regulated under the CCR rule. The Unit was developed and permitted as an industrial landfill for the management of CCR in January 1985 but was closed in 2020. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Yorktown Power 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
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Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony arsenic barium beryllium cadmium chromium fluoride lead lithium mercury radium selenium sulfate 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 Friday, October 14, 2022 06:00:31 PM EDT