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 September 25, 2017. 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 has the total capacity of 1,141 MW. In 2019, Dominion announced that two coal-fired units, Unit 1 and 2, are being decommissioned. 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. You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information on the Yorktown Power Station, see EIP’s 2019 National Coal Ash Report.