BC Cobb Power Plant

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BC Cobb Power Plant has 29 groundwater monitoring wells, 10 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between November 30, 2015 and September 26, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of molybdenum, lithium, arsenic, boron, radium and sulfate.

Site description

Consumers Energy Company’s BC Cobb Power Plant opened in 1948 and was located near Muskegon, Michigan. It had two coal-fired generating units capable of producing 313-MW. The plant was shut down in April 2016. There are two CCR units associated with the plant—the Bottom Ash Pond and Ponds 0‐8. From 1984 through plant closure in 2016, coal ash was periodically removed from the ponds and either transported by truck to the JH Campbell Type III landfill (West Olive, Michigan) for disposal or commercially marketed.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the BC Cobb 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 cadmium chromium cobalt fluoride lead mercury 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 11:13:52 AM EDT