Belle River Power Plant

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Belle River Power Plant has 11 groundwater monitoring wells, 11 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between August 01, 2016 and September 19, 2019. 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 in East China, Michigan on the peninsula formed by the St. Clair and Belle rivers in St. Clair County. It has two coal-fired generating units that have a net capacity of 1,395-MW. In October 2021, DTE Electric announced that it would retire this plant by 2028. 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 about 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
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic cobalt lead lithium molybdenum radium sulfate thallium
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 Monday, October 24, 2022 05:05:36 PM EDT