James DeYoung Power Plant

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James DeYoung Power Plant has 4 groundwater monitoring wells, 3 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between January 10, 2018 and December 18, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of arsenic, lead, lithium, sulfate and molybdenum.

Site description

Holland Board of Public Works (BPW)’s James DeYoung Power Plant opened in 1939 and was located on the bank of Macatawa River in Holland, Michigan in Ottawa County. It had three coal-fired generating units with a capacity of 63-MW. On May 20, 2016, BPW discontinued the use of Unit 3; and on June 1, 2017, BPW officially shutdown and retired all generating units at the plant. When Units 3-5 were operating, bottom ash from these boilers was sluiced to the first of three surface impoundments located to the south of the plant. The Surface Impoundment System is regulated under the CCR rule.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the James DeYoung Power Plant, 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 barium beryllium boron cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride mercury 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, October 19, 2022 11:17:49 AM EDT