Belle River Power Plant

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Belle River Power Plant has 12 groundwater monitoring wells, 12 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 01, 2016 and October 05, 2017. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, lithium, cobalt, arsenic, lead, sulfate, radium and thallium.

Site description

DTE Electric’s Belle River Power Plant opened in 1984 and is located in St. Clair County, Michigan, on the peninsula formed by the St. Clair and Belle rivers. It has two coal-fired generating units that are capable of producing 1,395 megawatts (MW) of electricity. In May 2017, DTE Electric announced that it would retire this plant in 2030. The plant operates three CCR units: Diversion Basin, Bottom Ash Basins and Range Road Coal Combustion Residual Landfill. The landfill has 200 acres designated for coal ash storage. You can find the industry-reported data here.

For more information on the Belle River 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 fluoride mercury selenium
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, July 19, 2019 01:56:50 PM EDT